Get the vocab: trace
Une trace means track, trace, mark or scar, and un tracé means a drawing/outline or route (e.g cycling or walking). Une trace de doigt/de pas is a fingerprint/footprint. Suivre (qqn) à la trace means to track/follow someone closely, as in la police suivait le suspect à la trace. The verb tracer means to draw/trace/map out but can also mean to get a move on/put your skates on.