- 1 1.1 (contest) cycle/car/horse racecarrera ciclista/automovilística or de coches/de caballosboat race to run in a racetomar parte en una carrerashe ran a good racecorrió biena race against the clock/against timeuna carrera contra reloj/contra el tiempothe race is on for the Republican nominationha empezado la contienda para la nominación republicanait was a race to finish before noontuvimos que hacerlo a la carrera para acabar antes del mediodíathe presidential racela carrera presidencialthe arms racela carrera armamentista or de armamentosExample sentences1.2
also: races plural(Horse racing)the races to go to the racesir al hipódromo
- 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.
ir a las carrerasExample 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.
- 2 2.1 (channel)also: mill race2.2 (strong current)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.
- 1 (in competition) he will not be racing in Monacono correrá or no competirá en Monacolet's race to that treevamos, te juego una carrera hasta aquel árbol (Río de la Plata)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.
- 2 (rush) (+ adverb complement) she raced down the hill on her bikebajó la cuesta en bicicleta a toda velocidadI had to race to the storetuve que ir corriendo a la tiendathe time simply raced byel tiempo pasó volandohe raced through the ceremonycelebró la ceremonia a toda prisaExample 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.
latir aceleradamente(engine)my mind was racing
- 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.
- 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.
- 1 (compete against)echarle una carrera aI'll race you!
jugarle una carrera a (Río de la Plata)¡te echo una carrera!¡te juego una carrera! (Río de la Plata)
- 2(horse/car)I raced a Ferrari last season
correr conla temporada pasada corrí con un FerrariExample 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.
- 3 (make go too fast)(engine)
- 1 countable and uncountable (Anthropology) the black/white racela raza negra/blancathe human race he is of mixed racees mestizo(of black and white descent) es mulatoto be a race apartser de otra casta(before noun) race discrimination race hatredExample 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.
- 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.
- 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 professionalsla nueva estirpe de jóvenes profesionalesExample 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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