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pronunciation:
reIs
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sport or competition of speed.
 
synonyms:
derby
similar words:
run
definition 2: any competitive process, esp. one in which timing or speed is a factor.
synonyms:
competition, contest
similar words:
rivalry
definition 3: the political competition prior to an election.
synonyms:
campaign
definition 4: an artificial channel through which water moves to generate hydroelectric power.
synonyms:
millrace, spillway
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: raced, races, racing
definition 1: to take part in a contest of speed.
similar words:
compete, run, spring
definition 2: to move at high speed.
synonyms:
dart, dash, run, rush, speed, tear
similar words:
bolt, career, clip, course, fly, hasten, hie, hurry, hustle, scud, sprint, whiz, zip, zoom
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to run or compete against.
synonyms:
compete against
similar words:
run
definition 2: to cause to run or move at high speed.
He raced his engine in impatience.
synonyms:
accelerate, rush, speed
similar words:
hasten, hurry, hustle, rev, run, whisk
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  • racing:
    the sport or competition of speed.
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