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race1

race1

 
 
pronunciation:
reIs
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sport or contest of speed.
My brother cried when he came in last in the race.
 
similar words:
run
definition 2: any process in which the goal is to do something sooner or more quickly than others; competition.
Russia beat the United States in the race to put the first person in outer space.
synonyms:
competition, contest
definition 3: the political contest before an election.
Most of the neighborhood supported Mr. Ruiz in his race for mayor.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: raced, races, racing
definition 1: to take part in a contest of speed.
Our favorite horse is injured and will not race today.
similar words:
compete, run, spring
definition 2: to move at high speed.
I raced to school so that I would get there before the last bell.
synonyms:
dart, dash, run, rush, speed, tear
similar words:
bolt, clip, course, fly, hasten, hurry, hustle, sprint, whiz, zip, zoom
definition 3: to run or compete against.
"I'll race you to the road and back," said Tina.
synonyms:
compete against
similar words:
run
definition 4: to cause to run or move at high speed.
The ambulance raced her to the hospital after the accident.The drivers raced their engines at the starting line.
synonyms:
accelerate, rush
similar words:
hasten, hurry, hustle, run, whisk
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  • racing:
    the sport or competition of speed.
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