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race

noun  us   /reɪs/

race noun (COMPETITION)

[C] a competition between people or animals to see who can get from the starting place to the finish before all the others: a horse race She won the 100-meter race in 11.06 seconds. [C] fig. A race is also an urgent effort: [+ to infinitive] It was a race against time to get the project finished by Friday’s deadline. politics & government [C] A race is also a competition to be elected to a political position: The governor of California plans to enter the presidential race.

race noun (PEOPLE)

[C/U] any group into which humans can be divided according to their shared physical or genetic characteristics: [U] Discrimination because of race is against the law.

race

verb [I/T]  us   /reɪs/

race verb [I/T] (COMPETE)

to compete in a race or run a race with someone: [I/T] He’s been racing (cars) for over ten years. fig. To race is also to move fast or to happen quickly: [I always + adv/prep] The boys came racing across the playground. [I always + adv/prep] Last summer seemed to race by.
Translations of “race”
in Arabic سِباق, عِرْق…
in Korean 경주, 인종…
in Malaysian perlumbaan…
in French course…
in Turkish yarış, yarışma, müsabaka…
in Italian gara, corsa, razza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 比賽, 賽跑,速度競賽, 競爭…
in Russian гонка, состязание, раса…
in Polish wyścig, rasa, walka…
in Vietnamese cuộc đua…
in Spanish carrera…
in Portuguese corrida, raça…
in Thai การแข่งขัน…
in German das Rennen…
in Catalan cursa, raça…
in Japanese 競走, 競争, レース…
in Indonesian pacuan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 比赛, 赛跑,速度竞赛, 竞争…
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