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English definition of “against the clock”

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against the clock

If you do something against the clock, you do it as fast as possible and try to finish it before a certain time. When people do something against the clock, the time they take to do it is recorded, in order to find which person or attempt is the fastest.
Translations of “against the clock”
in Chinese (Traditional) 搶時間,爭分奪秒, 計時(決名次)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抢时间,争分夺秒, 计时(决名次)…
(Definition of against the clock from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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