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training for a big race
a close/difficult/tough race
Marlene needs to win the last race to keep the championship title.
There are three main candidates in the race for the presidency.
We are losing the race to find a cure for AIDS.
The race is on to save one of the country's most endangered species.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race or gender.
This is the American English definition of race. View British English definition of race.
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