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race 1

American English: /reɪs/
British English: /reɪs/

noun

  • 1 1.1 (contest) cycle/car/horse race
    carrera ciclista/automovilística or de coches/de caballos
    boat race to run in a race
    tomar parte en una carrera
    she ran a good race
    corrió bien
    a race against the clock/against time
    una carrera contra reloj/contra el tiempo
    the race is on for the Republican nomination
    ha empezado la contienda para la nominación republicana
    it was a race to finish before noon
    tuvimos que hacerlo a la carrera para acabar antes del mediodía
    the presidential race
    la carrera presidencial
    the arms race
    la carrera armamentista or de armamentos
    Example sentences
    • The final two races at Hawthorne Race Course on Wednesday were cancelled due to inclement weather conditions.
    • A mate of mine who's a jockey once won a race on a horse of the same name, interestingly enough.
    • In varsity and Olympic competition, races may involve boats with one, two, four, or eight rowers.
    1.2
    also: races plural
    (Horse racing)the races to go to the races
    ir al hipódromo
    ir a las carreras
    Example sentences
    • The association fears the races will either have to be scaled down to an invitation race in September or cancelled completely for lack of funds.
    • It describes a lifetime, Mick's own lifetime, spent attending the races and punting on dogs and horses with varying degrees of success.
    • Our ten grand prize finalists and their guests were treated to a VIP day at the races, each excited by the fact that they were in with a one in ten chance of winning a sleek new car.

intransitive verb

  • 1.1 (in competition) he will not be racing in Monaco
    no correrá or no competirá en Monaco
    let's race to that tree
    Example sentences
    • The pair raced down the backstretch well clear of the rest of the field and turning into the stretch Tango for Tips put her nose in front.
    • Fantastic Light will be one of the leading contenders for the Classic although he has never previously raced on a dirt track.
    • Family and friends race each other and compete out on the water.
    1.2 (rush) (+ adverb complement) she raced down the hill on her bike
    bajó la cuesta en bicicleta a toda velocidad
    I had to race to the store
    tuve que ir corriendo a la tienda
    the time simply raced by
    el tiempo pasó volando
    he raced through the ceremony
    celebró la ceremonia a toda prisa
    Example sentences
    • His mind was racing, full of a complex mix of worry and hope.
    • Her mind raced, her eyes moving over the possible hiding places.
    • She was all jittery and her mind was racing ahead of her.
    1.3
    (pulse/heart)
    latir aceleradamente
    (engine)
    acelerarse
    my mind was racing
    Example sentences
    • Kevin's Kurdish driver, Adnan, had raced his engine and clogged up the carburetor of his Nissan.
    • The driver simply races the engine, trying harder to get away.
    • While sitting on the bike and racing the engine, he felt the motorcycle accidentally slipping into gear.
    Example sentences
    • Deep blue eyes stare at me, cold and hard, and my heart is racing with fear.
    • Steven's heard raced, of course someone would have mentioned this!
    • My heart is racing, from excitement and the first 2-mile climb.

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (compete against)
    echarle or (River Plate area) jugarle una carrera a
    I'll race you!
    ¡te echo or (River Plate area) juego una carrera!
    1.2
    (horse/car)
    correr con
    I raced a Ferrari last season
    la temporada pasada corrí con un Ferrari
    Example sentences
    • The event had a mixture of modern and classic cars and everything from Bentleys to Formula One vehicles were raced.
    • Martin began racing stock cars at 15 on dirt tracks near his home in Batesville, Ark.
    • Whether you would rather race touring cars around Brands Hatch or hop Baja Beetles over rough dirt tracks, the choice is yours.
    1.3 (make go too fast)
    (engine)
    acelerar

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race 2
American English: /reɪs/
British English: /reɪs/

noun

  • 1 countable or uncountable (Anthropology) the black/white race
    la raza negra/blanca
    the human race he is of mixed race
    es mestizo
    (of black and white descent) es mulato
    to be a race apart
    ser de otra casta
    (before noun) race discrimination race hatred
    Example sentences
    • He stated that if the wide gap between the two major races continued to exist it could lead to serious threats to security and economic development.
    • Different races clearly have different physical characteristics, but the case for a generalised superiority of one race over the other is weak.
    • Jews represent a group of people rather than a distinct race or ethnicity.
    Example sentences
    • People of European origin, Asians, and people of mixed race enjoy the best standard of living.
    • He wishes to claim that in this society sex is a more fundamental fact about people than race.
    • People of mixed race are being excluded from society and face prejudice from both sides.
    Example sentences
    • They sought to weld the country's diverse ethnicities into a Brazilian race defined in historical and cultural terms.
    • We Scots might be handsome but, as a race, we're not renowned for our height.
    • We are trying to find out why the British as a race find it amazingly funny to take their clothes off.
  • 2 (group) the new race of young professionals
    la nueva estirpe de jóvenes profesionales
    Example sentences
    • This sedentary behaviour is apparently turning our kids into a race of slothful fatties who risk a reduced lifespan and other problems.
    • They are not a race apart - it could happen to any one of us at any time.
    • As a matter of fact isn't ‘redneck’ a word used in disdain to describe a race and class of people?

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