One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
phrasal verbNorth American
Leave a trail of dirty footprints on a surface.‘checking to see if I had tracked up the rug, I sat down’
- ‘But I have already tracked up the floor with footprints, etc.’
- ‘We had to hit the shower and put our clothes into the wash immediately to keep them from staining and to keep us from tracking up the whole house with mud and crud.’
- ‘My cats are tracking up the place with little muddy paw prints.’
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