- 1 1.1 (contest) carrera (feminine) cycle/car/horse race carrera ciclista/automovilística or de coches/de caballos boat race regata (feminine) 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 armamentosMore example sentences1.2
(races plural)[Horse racing] the races las carreras (de caballos) to go to the races ir* al hipódromo, ir* a las carrerasMore 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.
- 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.
- 2 2.1 (channel) canal (masculine)(mill race)caz (masculine) 2.2 (strong current) corriente (feminine)More example sentences
- It is this submerged reef that causes fierce surges of current in the tide races in the area.
- The rescue proved timely, as the area is prone to large tidal races.
- The Crew dropped anchor in the hope of keeping out of the tide race, which is very strong between the Isle of Eynhallow and Mainland.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1.1 (in competition) correr, competir* he will not be racing in Monaco no correrá or no competirá en Monaco let's race to that tree vamos, te echo or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) juego una carrera hasta aquel árbol 1.2 (rush) (+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo) 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 1.3 [pulse/heart] latir aceleradamente; [engine] acelerarse my mind was racing las ideas se me agolpaban en la cabeza
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 (compete against) echarle or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) jugarle* una carrera a I'll race you! ¡te echo or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) juego una carrera! 1.2 [horse/car] correr con I raced a Ferrari last season la temporada pasada corrí con un Ferrari 1.3 (make go too fast) [engine] acelerar
- 1 c and u [Anthropology/Antropología] raza (feminine) the black/white race la raza negra/blanca the human race el género humano 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/delante del nombre) race discrimination discriminación (feminine) racial race hatred odio (masculine) racial
- 2 (group) estirpe (feminine) the new race of young professionals la nueva estirpe de jóvenes profesionales