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race1 British & World English

A competition between runners, horses, vehicles, etc. to see which is the fastest in covering a set course

race2 British & World English

Each of the major divisions of humankind, having distinct physical characteristics

race3 British & World English

A ginger root

arms race British & World English

A competition between nations for superiority in the development and accumulation of weapons

ball race British & World English

Either of the ring-shaped components of a ball bearing that have grooves in which the balls run

boat race British & World English

A race between rowing crews

rat race British & World English

A way of life in which people are caught up in a fiercely competitive struggle for wealth or power

race car British & World English

An automobile built or modified for racing

race riot British & World English

A public outbreak of violence due to racial antagonism

sack race British & World English

A race in which competitors stand in sacks and jump forward

drag race British & World English

A race between two cars over a short distance, usually a quarter of a mile, as a test of acceleration

flat race British & World English

A horse race over a course with no jumps, as opposed to a steeplechase or hurdles

tail race British & World English

A fast-flowing stretch of a river or stream below a dam or watermill

mill race British & World English

The channel carrying the swift current of water that drives a mill wheel

race driver British & World English

A person who drives race cars as a profession

race memory British & World English

A supposedly inherited subconscious memory of events in human history or prehistory

race music British & World English

Music popular among or played by black people, especially jazz and blues

space race British & World English

The competition between nations regarding achievements in the field of space exploration

human race British & World English

Human beings in general; humankind

horse race British & World English

A race between two or more horses ridden by jockeys

mixed-race British & World English

Denoting or relating to people whose parents or ancestors are from different ethnic backgrounds

pancake race British & World English

A race in which each competitor must toss a pancake from a pan as they run, traditionally held in some places on Shrove Tuesday

race meeting British & World English

A sporting event consisting of a series of races, typically horse races, held at a particular course over one or more days

race-related British & World English

Relating to race or ethnicity

race walking British & World English

The activity or competitive sport of walking at a very fast pace

selling race British & World English

A horse race after which the winning horse must be auctioned

futurity race British & World English

A horse race for young horses for which entries are made long in advance, sometimes before the horses are born

obstacle race British & World English

A race in which various obstacles, such as fences, pits, and climbing nets, have to be negotiated

race relations British & World English

Relations between members or communities of different races within one country

one-horse race British & World English

A contest in which one candidate or competitor is clearly superior to all the others and seems certain to win

three-legged race British & World English

A race run by pairs of people, one member of each pair having their left leg tied to the right leg of the other

play the —— card in card1 British & World English

Exploit the specified issue or idea mentioned, especially for political advantage

egg-and-spoon race British & World English

A race, typically run by children, in which each runner has to hold an egg balanced in a spoon

a race against time British & World English

A situation in which something must be done before a particular point in time

a race to the bottom British & World English

A situation characterized by a progressive lowering or deterioration of standards, especially (in a business context) as a result of the pressure of competition

one-horse race in one-horse British & World English

A contest in which one candidate or competitor is clearly superior to all the others and seems certain to win

be at the races in race1 British & World English

Competing with a chance of success

play the —— card British & World English

Exploit the specified issue or idea mentioned, especially for political advantage

a race against time in race1 British & World English

A situation in which something must be done before a particular point in time

outrace British & World English

Exceed in speed, amount, or extent

a race to the bottom in race1 British & World English

A situation characterized by a progressive lowering or deterioration of standards, especially (in a business context) as a result of the pressure of competition

the Boat Race in boat race British & World English

The annual boat race between Oxford and Cambridge. First rowed at Henley in 1829, it has been held over its present course, from Putney to Mortlake (6.8 km, 4.25 miles), since 1845

racecard British & World English

A programme giving information about the races scheduled for a particular race meeting

racegoer British & World English

A person attending a race meeting, especially one who does so frequently

bumper race in bumper British & World English

A flat race for inexperienced horses which are intended for future racing in hurdles or steeplechases

claiming race in claimer British & World English

A race in which every horse participating is for sale at a stipulated price

be at the races British & World English

Competing with a chance of success

a race to or for the bottom in race1 British & World English

A situation characterized by a progressive lowering or deterioration of standards, especially (in a business context) as a result of the pressure of competition


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