Definition of racing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrāsiNG/


1 short for horse racing.
Example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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.


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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Syllabification: rac·ing

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