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Noun
A competition, typically one involving racehorses
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Competitive activities such as sports and games requiring stamina, fitness, and skill
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Plural for a competition where the fastest wins
“Eleven two-person teams, bound by friendship, love or family, will compete in an amazing race around the world.”
Noun
Plural for a situation in which individuals or groups compete to be first to achieve a particular objective
“Biotechnology investments are soaring worldwide, fuelling the race for patents.”
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Plural for one's ethnic group or origin
“The school currently has differing entry requirements based on race.”
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Plural for a group of people descended from a common ancestor
“The race of Solomon by the queen of Sheba continues to reign over the Abyssinians.”
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Plural for a group of people sharing the same culture, history, language, etc.
“We are trying to find out why the British as a race find it amazingly funny to take their clothes off.”
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Plural for a group or set of people or things with a common feature or features
“This sedentary behavior is apparently turning our kids into a race of slothful couch potatoes.”
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Plural for a strong or rapid current flowing through a narrow channel in the sea or a river
“The sea was grey and the tide race choppy, but it was beautiful, in a wild way.”
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Plural for a group forming part of one's identity or character, ethnically, culturally, or nationally
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Plural for the act of running, especially at a steady and moderate pace
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Plural for an event in which people compete, typically for amusement and for a prize
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Plural for a group of people with a strong common interest
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Plural for a small stream
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Plural for great haste
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Plural for a social class, especially one that is hereditary
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Plural for the route or direction followed by a ship, aircraft, road, or river
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Plural for an act of pursuing someone or something
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Plural for a waterfall
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Plural for a powerful surge of feeling or trend of events
Verb
To move or progress swiftly or at full speed
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“The cat would race out of the living room for no apparent reason.”
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To engage in a contest, usually one based on speed
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“This weekend, the sport's top riders will race to the wire in search of title glory.”
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To compete against another or others to see who is fastest
“So, let me explain this further with the familiar story of the rabbit and tortoise that race each other.”
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(of a heart or pulse) To beat faster than usual because of fear or excitement
“Her heart began to race uncontrollably as Justin Bieber's limousine drew closer.”
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(race ahead) To increase in level, intensity or degree
“However, gold share prices have so far failed to race ahead despite last week's surge in bullion.”
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To travel, usually with some measurable distance
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To increase in speed or power, especially of a motor or engine
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To be in motion by moving one's feet in a slow and alternative manner
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To engage in a physical encounter, either competitive or non-competitive
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