a competition between people, animals, vehicles, etc. to see which one is the faster or fastest
a race between the two best runners of the club
Who won the race ?
He's already in training for the big race against Bailey.
Their horse came third in the race last year.
a boat/horse/road, etc. race
a five-kilometre race
Shall we have a race to the end of the beach?
a situation in which a number of people, groups, organizations, etc. are competing, especially for political power or to achieve sth first
the race for the presidency
The race is on (= has begun) to find a cure for the disease.
a series of horse races that happen at one place on a particular day
to go to the races
one of the main groups that humans can be divided into according to their physical differences, for example the colour of their skin
the Caucasian/Mongolian, etc. race
people of mixed race
This custom is found in people of all races throughout the world.
legislation against discrimination on the grounds of race or sex
a group of people who share the same language, history, culture, etc.
the Nordic races
He admired Canadians as a hardy and determined race.
a breed or type of animal or plant
a race of cattle
a situation in which you have to do sth or finish sth very fast before it is too late
a competition or an election in which there are only one, two, etc. teams or candidates with a chance of winning
to compete against sb/sth to see who can go faster or the fastest, do sth first, etc.; to take part in a race or races
Who will he be racing against in the next round?
They raced to a thrilling victory in the relay.
She'll be racing for the senior team next year.
We raced each other back to the car.
Television companies are racing to be the first to screen his life story.
to make an animal or a vehicle compete in a race
赛狗 / 马 / 鸽子
to race dogs/horses/pigeons
to race motorbikes
to move very fast; to move sb/sth very fast
He raced up the stairs.
The days seemed to race past.
The injured man was raced to the hospital.
She raced her car through the narrow streets of the town.
to function very quickly because you are afraid, excited, etc.
My mind raced as I tried to work out what was happening.
She took a deep breath to calm her racing pulse.
to run too fast
The truck came to rest against a tree, its engine racing.
a canal for a current of water
a contest of speed
- the race is to the swift
- the race for the presidency
people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock
- some biologists doubt that there are important genetic differences between races of human beings
(biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species;usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species
the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
compete in a race
- he is running the Marathon this year
- let's race and see who gets there first
- He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
- The cars raced down the street
近义词: rush,hotfoot,hasten,hie,speed,pelt along,rush along,cannonball along,bucket along,belt along,step on it
cause to move fast or to rush or race
- The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze
to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others
- We are racing to find a cure for AIDS