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English definition of “race”

race

verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep] (HURRY)    /reɪs/
C1 to move or go fast : He raced down the street . The ambulance raced (= quickly took) the injured to a nearby hospital . The summer seems to have raced by (= passed very quickly ). He raced the car engine (= made it work faster than it needed to) as he sat impatiently at the traffic lights .Moving quickly
(Definition of race verb (HURRY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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