race noun (COMPETITION)
Let's have a swimming race.
Kieran and Andrew are in a race for promotion.
races [ plural ]
- I was just congratulating Ceri on winning her race.
- If an athlete makes a false start, the race must be restarted.
- Several jockeys were arrested on suspicion of fixing the race.
- It was a real race against time to get all the costumes sewn for the play.
- He found three 400 metre races in two days hard going.
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race noun (PEOPLE)
The British are an island race.
- She teaches the students to have respect for different races and appreciate the diversity of other cultures.
- Primitive races colonized these islands 2000 years ago.
- People should not be stigmatized on the basis of race.
- Today, many Americans are still grappling with the issue of race.
- Discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age or disability is not allowed.
race verb (COMPETITION)
He has been racing for over ten years.
I used to race (against) him when we were boys.
- Last time she raced against the Brazilian, she won by a whisker.
- He collects vintage cars, which he races occasionally.
- They raced against each other to settle the bet.
- He was racing against several more experienced runners.
- For religious reasons, she will not race on Sundays.
race verb (HURRY)
He raced down the street.