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race in Sport topic

racerace2 ●●● S3 W3 verb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 sport a) [intransitive, transitive]DSCOMPETE WITH/TRY TO BEAT to compete against someone or something in a racerace against πŸ”Š She’ll be racing against some of the world’s top athletes.race in πŸ”Š Stevens will not be racing in the final due to a knee injury.race somebody up/down something etc πŸ”Š I’ll race you to the end of the road. b) [transitive]DS to use an animal or a vehicle to compete in a race πŸ”Š He will be racing a Ferrari in this year’s Formula One championships.2 move quickly [intransitive, transitive always + adverb/preposition]MOVE something OR somebody to move very quickly or take someone or something to a place very quickly πŸ”Š He raced into the village on his bike. πŸ”Š I had to race home for my bag.race somebody to something etc πŸ”Š She was raced to hospital.race to do something πŸ”Š He raced to meet her.β–Ί see thesaurus at run3 do something quickly [intransitive] to try to do something very quickly because you want to be the first to do it, or because there is very little time availablerace to do something πŸ”Š Investors are racing to buy shares in the new hi-tech companies.race against time/the clock πŸ”Š The astronauts are racing against time to repair the spaceship.4 heart/mind [intransitive]MIWORRIED if your heart or mind races, it works harder and faster than usual, for example because you are afraid or excited πŸ”Š My heart was racing and my knees shook uncontrollably. πŸ”Š My mind was racing, trying to think where I had seen him before.5 engine [intransitive]TTCTEM if an engine races, it runs too fastβ†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
raceβ€’ Turner grabbed the ball and raced 65 yards for a touchdown.β€’ Trent woke at three a.m., his heart racing.β€’ At one time for example she was reported to have been racing around Melbourne in a brand new pink sports car.β€’ Mr Sammler seen seeing was still in rapid currents with his heart. like an escaping creature racing away from him.β€’ Another one races by, touches my hand, and keeps running.β€’ Schumacher will be racing in the Monaco Grand Prix.β€’ On days like today they get the chance to race it.β€’ As a contest it was neither designed to set the pulses racing nor win converts.β€’ In two weeks, they race over 1,000 miles.β€’ Some kids were racing rubber ducks in the stream.β€’ Every Kentucky Derby winner since 1984 already had raced three or four times as a 3-year-old.race to do somethingβ€’ Subsequent versions of Navigator had even more enhancements, and competitors began racing to add them to their browsers.β€’ Kylesku was notorious, and approaching cars raced to be in the front of the queue to avoid a frustrating wait.β€’ The agency is racing to cap the area before more winter rain.β€’ Gabriel had cut inside the turn and was racing to meet them on their other flank.β€’ It is an unusual technological challenge to be certain of the market and racing to produce the chemical to meet it.β€’ Panting, Auguste raced to the corner convinced he would see it on the next stretch.β€’ I race to the phone book and... there he is.race to do somethingβ€’ Subsequent versions of Navigator had even more enhancements, and competitors began racing to add them to their browsers.β€’ Kylesku was notorious, and approaching cars raced to be in the front of the queue to avoid a frustrating wait.β€’ The agency is racing to cap the area before more winter rain.β€’ Gabriel had cut inside the turn and was racing to meet them on their other flank.β€’ It is an unusual technological challenge to be certain of the market and racing to produce the chemical to meet it.β€’ Panting, Auguste raced to the corner convinced he would see it on the next stretch.β€’ I race to the phone book and... there he is.