race
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race(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (competition)
a. la carrera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Miguel won the race.Miguel ganó la carrera.
2. (ethnic group)
a. la raza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We're all members of the human race regardless of color or creed.Todos somos miembros de la raza humana sea el que sea el color o credo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to take part in a competition)
a. correr
She is racing in this weekend's marathon.Ella va a correr en el maratón este fin de semana.
b. competir
Fernando raced in the Iditarod in Alaska.Fernando competió en la Iditarod en Alaska.
4. (pulse, heart)
a. acelerarse
Her heart was racing as she walked into her manager's office.Su corazón se aceleró cuando entró a la oficina de su gerente.
5. (to rush)
a. ir corriendo
He raced to the hospital for his baby's birth.Fue corriendo al hospital para el nacimiento de su bebé.
b. terminar rápido
I raced through my presentation so I could go to the bathroom.Terminé la presentación lo más rápido posible para que pudiera usar el baño.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to compete against)
a. echarle una carrera a
The sprinter raced a horse for charity.El velocista le echó una carrera a un caballo para una organización benéfica.
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race
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of people, animals)
a. la raza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
the human racela raza humana
race relationsrelaciones interraciales
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race [reɪs]
noun
1 (contest) carrera (f)
it was a race to finish it in time lo hicimos a la carrera para terminarlo a tiempo; the race for the White House la carrera hacia la Casa Blanca; the election will be a very close race las elecciones van a estar muy reñidas
the race to find a cure for cancer /the women's race/ was won by the only American in the field, Patti Sue Plumer
a race against time/the clock una carrera contra el tiempo/contra reloj
the rescue operation was a race against time the allies are now involved in a military race against the clock to try and cut off Baghdad's elite Republican Guard there's a race against the clock for congress to vote on the impeachment before the third of October a race against the clock her white-faced chestnut was as sharp as ever in /this desperate race against the clock between 16 jump-off contenders/
the arms race la carrera armamentista
boat race regata (f)
Oxford won the boat race by eight lengths
cycle race carrera (f) ciclista
steel workers have disrupted the Tour de France cycle race
horse race carrera (f) de caballos
she had a special talent for picking the winners of horse races the droning of the horse race commentator on the television the [100 metres] race
the race is on to find a donor ha comenzado la carrera en busca de un donante
now that he has decided not to stand again, the race is on once more the race is on to build up membership fast I was stuck in the betting ring while the race was on
to run (in) a race tomar parte en una carrera; participar en una carrera
you ran a good race corriste muy bien
the race is run through a forest
the races (horse races) las carreras (de caballos)
to go to the races ir a las carreras
the high point of this trip was /a day at the races/ he was celebrating a huge win at the races the election is a [two-horse] race
2 (swift current) corriente (f) fuerte
transitive verb
1 (enter in race) [+horse] presentar
at race meeting
[+car] correr con
they race vintage cars hacen carreras de coches antiguos
he decided to race the horse he races pigeons we raced the horses along the beach trainer Arnold Worth has decided to race the horse I raced the car again in the British Grand Prix I did not race the Porsche again until August he still raced sports cars as often as he could her hobby is racing greyhounds
2 (run against) echarle una carrera a
(I'll) race you home! ¡te echo una carrera hasta casa!
I'll race you! the car was racing the train they would often race one another to the bus stop I quickly realized /there was little point in racing him/ - he could not last long they may even have raced each other-but not regularly witnesses said the cars seemed to be racing each other
3
to race an engine acelerar un motor al máximo
the car raced its engine like a jet preparing for take-off
intransitive verb
1 (compete) [+driver, athlete, horse] correr; competir
Mansell risks his life every time he races in the 10 years I raced in Europe, 30 drivers were killed when did you last race? we're not racing today they will race at 3 o'clock her new horse will be racing at Ascot
to race against sb competir con algn (en una carrera)
she has raced against some of the best runners in the country
2 (go fast) correr; ir a toda velocidad
we raced to get back home for eight o'clock nos dimos prisa para estar en casa para las ocho
we were racing to finish the work on time pharmaceutical companies are racing to develop a cure
to race against time/the clock (to do sth) trabajar contra reloj (para hacer algo)
the band are racing against the clock to finish their third album plastic surgeons raced against time to stitch back the severed hand Seville has been racing against the clock to get Expo ready for today's opening she is racing against time to save the life of a little boy on the other side of the world
to race ahead ponerse a la cabeza
the faster horses raced ahead they are racing ahead in the opinion polls American economic growth raced ahead we're faced with the problem of population growth racing ahead of employment growth to race [along] my heart was beating fast with excitement as we raced along
he raced down the street bajó la calle corriendo or a toda velocidad
we raced for a taxi corrimos a coger un taxi
he raced past us nos pasó a toda velocidad or a toda carrera
he raced through the paperwork as quickly as he could hizo el papeleo todo lo rápido que pudo
we raced to the station do they realize we are racing towards complete economic collapse? Austell raced to the telephone to bring a doctor I've been racing around all day Amy raced back from the hospital I gave her the kiss of life then raced off to call an ambulance Kenny came racing up from behind bits and pieces of the past raced through her mind he turned and raced after the others he raced across town to the State House building we had to race across London to get the train police had tried to stop the car, but /it raced along the North Circular/ and up the M11 they raced along without meeting a single car to race [to] do sth
3 [+pulse, heart] acelerarse; [+engine] embalarse
her heart raced uncontrollably el corazón se le aceleró descontrolado; el corazón le latía a un ritmo descontrolado; my mind was racing los pensamientos me invadían la mente
at a party his pulse would race and he would feel sweaty his heart raced as he saw the plane coming in to land already her thoughts were racing ahead to all the things she had to do my mind raced as I did a quick calculation Tweed was keeping the conversation going while his mind raced he pushed his foot down on the accelerator and let the engine race /the engine raced/, they were all covered deep in dust and soil
modifier
race car (n) (US) coche (m) de carreras
he went out and did about three laps in his race car we had each tested our new race cars the week before
race (car) driver (n) (US) piloto (m) de carreras; corredoracorredora (m) (f) de coches;a corredora
he won the Indianapolis 500 four times, becoming the third race car driver to do so Eddie's gonna be a race car driver, he tells me
race meeting (n) (Britain) carreras (f) (de caballos)
the weather forced race meetings at Haydock Park to be called off I travel to race meetings all over Britain hunts, race meetings and polo matches provided valuable social contacts
race [reɪs]
noun
(racial origin) raza (f)
discrimination on the grounds of race discriminación (f) por la raza or por motivos raciales; people of mixed race (esp of Indian and white descent) gente (f) mestiza; (of black and white descent) gente (f) mulata; the human race la raza humana; el género humano; they looked on us as a race apart nos consideraban otra casta
modifier
race issue (n) asunto (m) racial
a committee was set up to tackle race issues se formó un comité para hacer frente a los asuntos or los problemas raciales
race relations (n) relaciones (f) interraciales
race riot (n) disturbio (m) racial
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RACE
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RACE(
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An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
1. (Royal Automobile Club of Spain)
a. RACE
Me hice socio del RACE porque había oído que ofrecía buenos servicios de asistencia en carretera.I became a member of RACE because I'd heard it offered good roadside assistance services.
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RACE
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. ≃ AA, RAC, ≃ (United Kingdom)
b. AAA
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
c. Spanish automobile association
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RACE
Real Automóvil Club de España RAC; AA; AAA; (EEUU)
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