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Dictionary definition for: Race

1. (n) any competition; "the race for the presidency"

2. (v) step on it; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests" "The cars raced down the street"

3. (n) 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. (v) compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year" "let''s race and see who gets there first"

5. (v) to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others; "We are racing to find a cure for AIDS"

6. (n) a contest of speed; "the race is to the swift"

7. (v) cause to move fast or to rush or race; "The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"

8. (n) the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller

9. (n) (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species

10. (n) a canal for a current of water

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