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  1. [noun] any competition; "the race for the presidency"

  2. [noun] people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock; "some biologists doubt that there are important genetic differences between races of human beings"

  3. [noun] a contest of speed; "the race is to the swift"

  4. [noun] the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
    Synonyms: slipstream, airstream, backwash, wash

  5. [noun] (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species
    Synonyms: subspecies

  6. [noun] a canal for a current of water
    Synonyms: way

  7. [verb] step on it; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"
    Synonyms: rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along

  8. [verb] compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first"
    Synonyms: run

  9. [verb] to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others; "We are racing to find a cure for AIDS"

  10. [verb] cause to move fast or to rush or race; "The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"
    Synonyms: rush


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