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race Idioms & Phrases


amerindian race

  • noun usually included in the Mongoloid race
    Amerindian race.
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arms race

  • noun a competition between nations to have the most powerful armaments
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auto race

  • noun a race between (usually high-performance) automobiles
    automobile race; auto race.
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auto racing

  • noun the sport of racing automobiles
    auto racing.
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automobile race

  • noun a race between (usually high-performance) automobiles
    automobile race; auto race.
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bicycle race

  • noun a race between people riding bicycles
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black race

  • noun a dark-skinned race
    Black race; Negro race.
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boat race

  • noun a race between people rowing or driving boats
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boat racing

  • noun the sport of racing boats
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boat-race

  • verb participate in a boat race
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camel racing

  • noun the sport of racing camels
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car race

  • noun a race between (usually high-performance) automobiles
    automobile race; auto race.
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car racing

  • noun the sport of racing automobiles
    auto racing.
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caucasian race

  • noun a light-skinned race
    Caucasoid race; White people; Caucasian race.
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caucasoid race

  • noun a light-skinned race
    Caucasoid race; White people; Caucasian race.
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chariot race

  • noun a race between ancient chariots
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claiming race

  • noun a horse race in which each owner declares before the race at what price his horse will be offered for sale after the race
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dog racing

  • noun a race between dogs; usually an occasion for betting on the outcome
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Foot race

  • noun a race run on foot
    footrace; run.
    • she broke the record for the half-mile run
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  • a race run by persons on foot. Cowper.
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Gin race, ∨ Gin ring

  • the path of the horse when putting a gin in motion. Halliwell.
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governor's race

  • noun a race for election to the governorship
    campaign for governor.
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greyhound racing

  • noun the sport of racing greyhounds
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harness race

  • noun a horse race between people riding in sulkies behind horses that are trotting or pacing
    harness race.
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harness racing

  • noun a horse race between people riding in sulkies behind horses that are trotting or pacing
    harness race.
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Horse race

  • noun a contest of speed between horses; usually held for the purpose of betting
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  • a race by horses; a match of horses in running or trotting.
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Horse racing

  • noun the sport of racing horses
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  • the practice of racing with horses.
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horse-race

  • verb compete in a horse race
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human race

  • noun all of the living human inhabitants of the earth
    humans; humankind; mankind; human beings; world; humanity; man.
    • all the world loves a lover
    • she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women
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Hurdle race

  • noun a footrace in which contestants must negotiate a series of hurdles
    hurdles; hurdling.
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  • a race in which artificial barriers in the form of hurdles, fences, etc., must be leaped.
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hydroplane racing

  • noun racing in high-speed motor boats
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iditarod trail dog sled race

  • noun an important dogsled race run annually on the Iditarod Trail
    Iditarod.
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indian race

  • noun sometimes included in the Caucasian race; native to the subcontinent of India
  • noun usually included in the Mongoloid race
    Amerindian race.
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Latin races

  • a designation sometimes loosely given to certain nations, esp. the French, Spanish, and Italians, who speak languages principally derived from Latin.
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Lay race

  • that part of a lay on which the shuttle travels in weaving; called also shuttle race.
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master race

  • noun a race that considers itself superior to all others and fitted to rule the others
    Herrenvolk.
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Mill race

  • the canal in which water is conveyed to a mill wheel, or the current of water which drives the wheel.
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mongolian race

  • noun an Asian race
    Mongoloid race; Mongolian race.
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mongoloid race

  • noun an Asian race
    Mongoloid race; Mongolian race.
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negro race

  • noun a dark-skinned race
    Black race; Negro race.
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negroid race

  • noun a dark-skinned race
    Black race; Negro race.
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Neptunian races

  • (Ethnol.), the Malay and Polynesian races.
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obstacle race

  • noun a race in which competitors must negotiate obstacles
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potato race

  • noun a novelty race in which competitors move potatoes from one place to another one at a time
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race car

  • noun a fast car that competes in races
    race car; racer.
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Race cloth

  • a cloth worn by horses in racing, having pockets to hold the weights prescribed.
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Race course

  • . (a) The path, generally circular or elliptical, over which a race is run . (b) Same as Race way, below.
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Race cup

  • a cup given as a prize to the victor in a race.
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race driver

  • noun someone who drives racing cars at high speeds
    racer; automobile driver.
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Race ginger

  • ginger in the root, or not pulverized.
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Race glass

  • a kind of field glass.
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Race horse

  • noun a horse bred for racing
    bangtail; racehorse.
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  • . (a) A horse that runs in competition; specifically, a horse bred or kept for running races . (b) A breed of horses remarkable for swiftness in running . (c) (Zoöl.) The steamer duck . (d) (Zoöl.) A mantis.
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Race knife

  • a cutting tool with a blade that is hooked at the point, for marking outlines, on boards or metals, as by a pattern, used in shipbuilding.
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race meeting

  • noun a regular occasion on which a number of horse races are held on the same track
    • the Epsom race meeting was an important social event
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race murder

  • noun systematic killing of a racial or cultural group
    racial extermination; genocide.
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race problem

  • noun a social and political problem caused by conflict between races occupying the same or adjacent regions
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race riot

  • noun a riot caused by hatred for one another of members of different races in the same community
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race runner

  • noun very swift lizard of eastern and central United States
    six-lined racerunner; racerunner; Cnemidophorus sexlineatus.
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Race saddle

  • a light saddle used in racing.
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Race track

  • . Same as Race course (a), above.
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Race way

  • the canal for the current that drives a water wheel.
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racing boat

  • noun a boat propelled by oarsmen and designed for racing
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racing car

  • noun a fast car that competes in races
    race car; racer.
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racing circuit

  • noun a racetrack for automobile races
    circuit.
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racing gig

  • noun a light narrow racing boat for two or more oarsmen
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racing shell

  • noun a very light narrow racing boat
    shell.
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racing skate

  • noun an ice skate with a long blade; worn for racing
    speed skate.
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racing skiff

  • noun a shell for a single oarsman
    single shell.
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racing start

  • noun the start of a race
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racing yacht

  • noun an expensive vessel propelled by sail or power and used for cruising or racing
    yacht.
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rat race

  • noun an exhausting routine that leaves no time for relaxation
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relay race

  • noun a race between teams; each member runs or swims part of the distance
    relay.
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sack race

  • noun a novelty race in which competitors jump ahead with their feet confined in a sack
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sailing-race

  • noun a race between crews of people in yachts
    sailing-race.
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Scratch race

  • noun a race in which all contestants start from scratch (on equal terms)
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  • one without restrictions regarding the entrance of competitors; also, one for which the competitors are chosen by lot.
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Scrub race

  • a race between scrubs, or between untrained animals or contestants.
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selling race

  • noun a horse race in which the winning horse must be put up for auction
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senate race

  • noun a race for election to the senate
    senate campaign.
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Shutten race

  • a sort of shelf in a loom, beneath the warp, along which the shuttle passes; a channel or guide along which the shuttle passes in a sewing machine.
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ski race

  • noun a race between people wearing skis
    ski race.
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skiing race

  • noun a race between people wearing skis
    ski race.
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slavic race

  • noun a race of people speaking a Slavonic language
    Slavic people.
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Smock race

  • a race run by women for the prize of a smock. Prov. Eng.
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Sprint race

  • a foot race at the highest running speed; usually limited to distance under a quarter of a mile.
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stake race

  • noun a horse race in which part of the prize is put up by the owners of the horses in the race
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thoroughbred race

  • noun a race between thoroughbred horses
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thoroughbred racing

  • noun the sport of racing thoroughbred horses
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torch race

  • noun (ancient Greece) in which a torch is passed from one runner to the next
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Wheel race

  • the place in which a water wheel is set.
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white race

  • noun a light-skinned race
    Caucasoid race; White people; Caucasian race.
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yacht race

  • noun a race between crews of people in yachts
    sailing-race.
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yellow race

  • noun an Asian race
    Mongoloid race; Mongolian race.
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