"races" in the noun sense
"the race for the presidency"
a contest of speed
"the race is to the swift"
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"
4. subspecies, race
biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species
5. slipstream, airstream, race, backwash, wash
the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
6. raceway, race
a canal for a current of water
"races" in the verb sense
1. rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it
"He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"
"The cars raced down the street"
2. race, run
compete in a race
"he is running the Marathon this year"
"let's race and see who gets there first"
to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others
"We are racing to find a cure for AIDS"
4. race, rush
cause to move fast or to rush or race
"The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"
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