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noun race pronunciation in British English /reɪs/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a competition that decides who is the fastest at doing something, especially running
    training for a big race
    a close/difficult/tough race
    win/lose a race: Marlene needs to win the last race to retain her title.
    1. a.
      a competition in which a person, organization, business, or country tries to win something or be the first to do something
      race for: There are three main candidates in the race for the presidency.
      a race to do something: We are losing the race to find a cure for AIDS.
      the race is on (=it has started): The race is on to save one of the country’s most endangered species.
    2. b.

      the races

      [plural] a series of horse races
      We always enjoy a day at the races.
      York Races



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