Definition of racing in English:


Syllabification: rac·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈrāsiNG


  • 1 short for horse racing.
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    • Turf racing is scheduled to run through the third week of November and may go longer, weather permitting.
    • Live racing is scheduled to resume at both facilities on Saturday.
    • Live racing was scheduled to return with five-race turf-only cards on Sunday and Monday.
  • 1.1Any sport that involves competing in races: bicycle racing yacht racing
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    • Dirt bike racing is a contact sport that can take away lives thus extra protection and precaution must be taken into consideration.
    • The sport of pigeon racing is built around a central mystery: the strange homing instinct of the pigeon.
    • But he finally made the decision to end 20 years of high-level competitive racing after a race in Peterborough.


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  • 1Moving swiftly: he controlled his racing thoughts
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    • Just as I was leaving, the rain stopped and for a brief time the sun emerged from behind the racing clouds.
    • The wind was howling through the trees, the sky was overcast with heavy racing clouds, and one or two large drops of rain proclaimed the approach of a storm.
  • 2(Of a person) following horse racing: Kevin was not a racing man
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    • Many racing people are already feeling the pinch and any new ban would cause very serious difficulties for the industry.
    • There were a lot of racing people present and it had many of the regulars scratching their heads.
    • An interesting phenomenon of the book was the relative absence of criticism of its flaws by racing people.

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