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{adj: ahead, in the lead, leading} having the leading position or higher score in a contest
"he is ahead by a pawn"
"the leading team in the pennant race"



{adj: biracial} consisting of or combining two races
"a biracial committee"

{adj: color-blind, colour-blind, nonracist} unprejudiced about race

{adj: colored, coloured, dark, dark-skinned, non-white} having skin rich in melanin pigments
"National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"
"the dark races"
"dark-skinned peoples"

{adj: cosmopolitan} composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests
"his cosmopolitan benevolence impartially extended to all races and to all creeds"- T.B. Macaulay
"the ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt"
"that queer, cosmopolitan, rather sinister crowd found around the Marseilles docks"
<-> provincial

{adj: crazy, wild} intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with
"crazy about cars and racing"

{adj: cross-country} moving across open country rather than following tracks or roads
"a cross-country race"
<-> road

{adj: crossbred, interbred} bred of parents of different races or strains

{adj: elemental} relating to severe atmospheric conditions
"a race against hail or cold rains or some other elemental catastrophe"- J.K.Howard

{adj: first} preceding all others in time or space or degree
"the first house on the right"
"the first day of spring"
"his first political race"
"her first baby"
"the first time"
"the first meetings of the new party"
"the first phase of his training"
<-> last, intermediate

{adj: flying} done swiftly in or as if in the air; used e.g. of a racing start in which runners are already in motion as they cross the starting line
"a flying start"
"crossed the goal line with a flying leap"

{adj: het up} worked up emotionally by anger or excitement
"was terribly het up over the killing of the eagle"
"got really het up over the new taxes"
"he was suddenly het up about racing cars"

{adj: integrated} not segregated; designated as available to all races or groups
"integrated schools"
<-> segregated

{adj: interracial, mixed} involving or composed of different races
"interracial schools"
"a mixed neighborhood"

{adj: interracial} between races
"interracial conflict"

{adj: long} of relatively great height
"a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson
"looked out the long French windows"

{adj: multiracial} made up of or involving or acting on behalf of various races
"a multiracial society"
"multiracial government"

{adj: neck and neck, head-to-head, nip and tuck} inconclusive as to outcome; close or just even in a race or comparison or competition
"as they approached the finish line they were neck and neck"
"the election was a nip and tuck affair"

{adj: negroid} characteristic of people traditionally classified as the Negro race
"negroid features"

{adj: nonracial} not racial; having nothing to do with race or races
"his remarks were intended to be completely nonracial"
"a nonracial reason for the peremptory challenge of the juror"
<-> racial

{adj: pumped-up, pumped up, pumped, wired} tense with excitement and enthusiasm as from a rush of adrenaline
"we were really pumped up for the race"
"he was so pumped he couldn't sleep"

{adj: racial} of or characteristic of race or races or arising from differences among groups
"racial differences"
"racial discrimination"
<-> nonracial

{adj: racist, antiblack, anti-Semite} discriminatory especially on the basis of race or religion

{adj: racy} designed or suitable for competing in a race

{adj: road} taking place over public roads
"road racing"
<-> cross-country

{adj: separate} separated according to race, sex, class, or religion
"separate but equal"
"girls and boys in separate classes"

{adj: stale, dusty, moth-eaten} lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new
"moth-eaten theories about race"

{adj: standing} executed in or initiated from a standing position
"race from a standing start"
"a standing jump"
"a standing ovation"
<-> running

{adj: stressed, distressed, in a bad way} suffering severe physical strain or distress
"he dropped out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing"
"the victim was in a bad way and needed immediate attention"

{adj: tenderhearted} easily moved by another's distress
"a noble tenderhearted creature who sympathizes with all the human race"- W.M.Thackeray

{adj: three-cornered} involving a group or set of three
"a three-cornered race"

{adj: three-legged} having or as if having three legs
"a three-legged stool"
"a three-legged race"

{adj: triple-crown} of a horse that has won the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness races

{adj: unplaced} not one of the first three in a race or competition

{adv: against the clock, against time} as fast as possible; before a deadline
"it was a race against the clock"

{adv: ahead, out front, in the lead} leading or ahead in a competition
"the horse was three lengths ahead going into the home stretch"
"ahead by two pawns"
"our candidate is in the lead in the polls"
"way out front in the race"
"the advertising campaign put them out front in sales"

{adv: cross-country} not following tracks or roads
"they liked to race cross-country"

{adv: interracially} by race
"interracially restrictive"

{adv: neck and neck, head-to-head, nip and tuck} even or close in a race or competition or comparison
"the horses ran neck and neck"
"he won nip and tuck"

{adv: racially} with respect to race
"racially integrated"

{n: Aborigine, Abo, Aboriginal, native Australian, Australian Aborigine} a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived

{n: Adam} (Old Testament) in Judeo-Christian mythology; the first man and the husband of Eve and the progenitor of the human race

{n: Aesir} (Norse mythology) the chief race of gods living at Asgard

{n: Bakke decision} a ruling by the Supreme Court on affirmative action; the Court ruled in 1978 that medical schools are entitled to consider race as a factor in their admission policy

{n: Belmont Park, Belmont} a racetrack for thoroughbred racing in Elmont on Long Island; site of the Belmont Stakes

{n: Belmont Stakes} an annual race for three-year-old horses; held on Long Island at Elmont, New York

{n: Bethune, Mary McLeod Bethune} United States educator who worked to improve race relations and educational opportunities for Black Americans (1875-1955)

{n: Black race, Negroid race, Negro race} a dark-skinned race

{n: Broca, Pierre-Paul Broca} French anthropologist who studied the craniums and brains of different races of people; remembered for his discovery that articulate speech depends on an area of the brain now known as Broca's area (1824-1880)

{n: Bushman} a member of the race of nomadic hunters and gatherers who live in southern Africa

{n: Churchill Downs} a racetrack for thoroughbred racing in Louisville; site of the Kentucky Derby

{n: Cyclops} (Greek mythology) one of a race of giants having a single eye in the middle of their forehead

{n: Dravidian} a member of one of the aboriginal races of India (pushed south by Caucasians and now mixed with them)

{n: Eve} (Old Testament) Adam's wife in Judeo-Christian mythology: the first woman and mother of the human race; God created Eve from Adam's rib and placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden

{n: Grand Prix} one of several international races

{n: Hinault, Bernard Hinault} French racing cyclist who won the Tour de France five times (born in 1954)

{n: Homo sapiens sapiens, modern man} subspecies of Homo sapiens; includes all modern races

{n: Houyhnhnm} one of a race of intelligent horses who ruled the Yahoos in a novel by Jonathan Swift

{n: Iditarod, Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race} an important dogsled race run annually on the Iditarod Trail

{n: Indian race, Amerindian race} usually included in the Mongoloid race

{n: Indian race} sometimes included in the Caucasian race; native to the subcontinent of India

{n: Indian, American Indian, Red Indian} a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived

{n: Indianapolis, capital of Indiana} the capital and largest city of Indiana; a major commercial center in the country's heartland; site of an annual 500-mile automobile race

{n: Jotun, Jotunn} (Norse mythology) one of a race of giants often in conflict with the Aesir

{n: Kentucky Derby} an annual race for three-year-old horses; held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky

{n: Kentucky, Bluegrass State, KY} a state in east central United States; a border state during the American Civil War; famous for breeding race horses

{n: Kirghiz, Kirgiz, Khirghiz} a member of a people of Turkic speech and Mongolian race inhabiting vast regions of central Siberia

{n: Manchu} a member of the Manchu speaking people of Mongolian race of Manchuria; related to the Tungus; conquered China in the 17th century

{n: Merckx, Eddy Merckx} Belgian racing cyclist who won the Tour de France five times (born in 1945)

{n: Mongoloid} a member of the Mongoloid race

{n: Nibelung} (German mythology) any of the race of dwarfs who possessed a treasure hoard that was stolen by Siegfried

{n: Oldfield, Barney Oldfield, Berna Eli Oldfield} United States race driver who was the first to drive faster than a mile a minute (1878-1946)

{n: Oriental, oriental person} a member of an Oriental race; the term is regarded as offensive by Asians (especially by Asian Americans)

{n: Pimlico} a racetrack for thoroughbred racing; site of the Preakness

{n: Preakness} an annual race for three-year-old horses; held at Pimlico in Baltimore, Maryland

{n: Saratoga Springs} a town in eastern New York State famed for its spa and its horse racing

{n: Slavic people, Slavic race} a race of people speaking a Slavonic language

{n: Tour de France} a French bicycle race for professional cyclists that last three weeks and covers about 3,000 miles

{n: Tuatha De Danann, Tuatha De} race of Celtic gods or demigods; ruled Ireland in the Golden Age

{n: Tungus, Evenk} a member of the Tungus speaking people of Mongolian race who are a nomadic people widely spread over eastern Siberia; related to the Manchu

{n: Vanir} (Norse mythology) race of ancient gods sometimes in conflict with the Aesir

{n: White race, White people, Caucasoid race, Caucasian race} a light-skinned race

{n: White, white person, Caucasian} a member of the Caucasoid race

{n: Yahoo} one of a race of brutes resembling men but subject to the Houyhnhnms in a novel by Jonathan Swift

{n: Yellow race, Mongoloid race, Mongolian race} an Asian race

{n: anthropogenesis, anthropogeny} the evolution or genesis of the human race

{n: arms race} a competition between nations to have the most powerful armaments

{n: auto racing, car racing} the sport of racing automobiles

{n: automobile race, auto race, car race} a race between (usually high-performance) automobiles

{n: baton} a hollow cylinder passed from runner to runner in a relay race

{n: betting shop} a licensed bookmaker's shop that is not at the race track

{n: bicycle race} a race between people riding bicycles

{n: boat race} a race between people rowing or driving boats

{n: boat racing} the sport of racing boats

{n: bobsled, bobsleigh, bob} a long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism

{n: bookmaker, bookie} a gambler who accepts and pays off bets (especially on horse races)

{n: breed, strain} a lineage or race of people

{n: burnup} a high-speed motorcycle race on a public road

{n: camel racing} the sport of racing camels

{n: catch, grab, snatch, snap} the act of catching an object with the hands
"Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"
"he made a grab for the ball before it landed"
"Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away"
"the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion"

{n: chariot race} a race between ancient chariots

{n: chariot} a two-wheeled horse-drawn battle vehicle; used in war and races in ancient Egypt and Greece and Rome

{n: chicane} a movable barrier used in motor racing; sometimes place before a dangerous corner to reduce speed as cars pass in single file

{n: circumference} the boundary line encompassing an area or object
"he had walked the full circumference of his land"
"a danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe"

{n: circus} (antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games

{n: claiming race} a horse race in which each owner declares before the race at what price his horse will be offered for sale after the race

{n: cockpit} seat where the driver sits while driving a racing car

{n: color, colour, people of color, people of colour} a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)

{n: contestee} a winner (of a race or an election etc.) whose victory is contested

{n: contester} someone who contests an outcome (of a race or an election etc.)

{n: coverage, reporting, reportage} the news as presented by reporters for newspapers or radio or television
"they accused the paper of biased coverage of race relations"

{n: coxswain, cox} the helmsman of a ship's boat or a racing crew

{n: crab} a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply
"he caught a crab and lost the race"

{n: craniology} the scientific study of the skulls of various human races

{n: crew} the team of men manning a racing shell

{n: cross country} a long race run over open country

{n: daily double} a single bet on two horse races in the same day

{n: dead heat} a tie in a race

{n: deceleration, slowing, retardation} a decrease in rate of change
"the deceleration of the arms race"
<-> acceleration

{n: descendant, descendent} a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race
<-> ancestor

{n: discussion, treatment, discourse} an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
"the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic"
"his treatment of the race question is badly biased"

{n: dog racing} a race between dogs; usually an occasion for betting on the outcome

{n: dope sheet, scratch sheet} a racing publication giving information on horses and the outcomes of horse races

{n: downhill} a ski race down a trail

{n: equal opportunity} the right to equivalent opportunities for employment regardless of race or color or sex or national origin

{n: ethnic group, ethnos} people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture

{n: ethnic slur} a slur on someone's race or language

{n: ethnology} the branch of anthropology that deals with the division of humankind into races and with their origins and distribution and distinctive characteristics

{n: field} all of the horses in a particular horse race

{n: finish, destination, goal} the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)
"a crowd assembled at the finish"
"he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view"

{n: finishing line, finish line} a line indicating the location of the finish of a race

{n: finish} designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race)
"excitement grew as the finish neared"
"my horse was several lengths behind at the finish"
"the winner is the team with the most points at the finish"

{n: first-place finish} a finish in first place (as in a race)

{n: flying start, running start} a racing start in which the contestants are already in full motion when they pass the starting line

{n: footrace, foot race, run} a race run on foot
"she broke the record for the half-mile run"

{n: freedom from discrimination} immunity from discrimination on the basis of race or sex or nationality or religion or age; guaranteed by federal laws of the United States

{n: freestyle} a race (as in swimming) in which each contestant has a free choice of the style to use

{n: freeze, halt} an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement
"a halt in the arms race"
"a nuclear freeze"

{n: genocide, race murder, racial extermination} systematic killing of a racial or cultural group

{n: gig} long and light rowing boat; especially for racing

{n: go-kart} a small low motor vehicle with four wheels and an open framework; used for racing

{n: governor's race, campaign for governor} a race for election to the governorship

{n: greyhound racing} the sport of racing greyhounds

{n: greyhound} a tall slender dog of an ancient breed noted for swiftness and keen sight; used as a racing dog

{n: half-breed, breed} half-caste offspring of parents of different races (especially of white and American Indian parents)

{n: half-caste} offspring of parents of different races or cultures

{n: harness race, harness racing} a horse race between people riding in sulkies behind horses that are trotting or pacing

{n: heat} a preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race

{n: hippodrome} a stadium for horse shows or horse races

{n: horse race} a contest of speed between horses; usually held for the purpose of betting

{n: horse racing} the sport of racing horses

{n: horsy set, horsey set} a set of people sharing a devotion to horses and horseback riding and horse racing

{n: hot water} a dangerous or distressing predicament
"his views on race got him into political hot water"

{n: hurdles, hurdling, hurdle race} a footrace in which contestant must negotiate a series of hurdles

{n: hurdle} a light movable barrier that competitors must leap over in certain races

{n: hydroplane racing} racing in high-speed motor boats

{n: jockey club} a club to promote and regulate horse racing

{n: jockey} someone employed to ride horses in horse races

{n: lead} an advantage held by a competitor in a race
"he took the lead at the last turn"

{n: linguistic profiling} using speech characteristics or dialect to identify a speaker's race or religion or social class

{n: luger, slider} someone who races the luge

{n: luge} a racing sled for one or two people

{n: marathoner, marathon runner, road runner, long-distance runner} someone who participates in long-distance races (especially in marathons)

{n: master race, Herrenvolk} a race that considers itself superior to all others and fitted to rule the others

{n: melting pot} an environment in which many ideas and races are socially assimilated

{n: miler} (used only in combinations) the length of something in miles
"the race was a 30-miler"

{n: miler} a runner in a one-mile race

{n: miscegenation, crossbreeding, interbreeding} reproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons)

{n: mixed marriage} marriage of two people from different races or different religions or different cultures
"the families of both partners in a mixed marriage often disapprove"

{n: mixed-blood} a person whose ancestors belonged to two or more races
<-> thoroughbred

{n: nonstarter} a horse that fails to run in a race for which it has been entered

{n: nose} a small distance
"my horse lost the race by a nose"

{n: obstacle race} a race in which competitors must negotiate obstacles

{n: odds-maker, handicapper} someone who sets the betting odds based on calculations of the outcome of a contest (especially a horse race)

{n: pace lap} the first lap of a car race that prepares the cars for a fast start

{n: pacer, pacemaker, pacesetter} a horse used to set the pace in racing

{n: paddock} pen where racehorses are saddled and paraded before a race

{n: patriarch} any of the early biblical characters regarded as fathers of the human race

{n: persecution} the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)

{n: photo finish} in general, any very close finish; in particular, a finish of a race in which the contestants are so close together that the winner must be determined from a photograph taken at the instant of finishing

{n: pit stop} a brief stop at a pit during an automobile race to take on fuel or service the car

{n: place bet} a bet that a horse will finish a race no worse than second

{n: pole horse} the horse having a starting position next to the inside rail in a harness race

{n: pole position} the most favorable position at the start of a race

{n: political campaign, campaign, run} a race between candidates for elective office
"I managed his campaign for governor"
"he is raising money for a Senate run"

{n: population} the number of inhabitants (either the total number or the number of a particular race or class) in a given place (country or city etc.)
"people come and go, but the population of this town has remained approximately constant for the past decade"
"the African-American population of Salt Lake City has been increasing"

{n: post, stake} a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)
"a pair of posts marked the goal"
"the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake"

{n: potato race} a novelty race in which competitors move potatoes from one place to another one at a time

{n: pylon} a tower for guiding pilots or marking the turning point in a race

{n: quarter horse} a small powerful horse originally bred for sprinting in quarter-mile races in Virginia

{n: race meeting} a regular occasion on which a number of horse races are held on the same track
"the Epsom race meeting was an important social event"

{n: race problem} a social and political problem caused by conflict between races occupying the same or adjacent regions

{n: race riot} a riot caused by hatred for one another of members of different races in the same community

{n: racecard} a program for a race meeting; lists the races and the names of the horses

{n: racehorse, race horse, bangtail} a horse bred for racing

{n: racer, race car, racing car} a fast car that competes in races

{n: racer, race driver, automobile driver} someone who drives racing cars at high speeds

{n: racerunner, race runner, six-lined racerunner, Cnemidophorus sexlineatus} very swift lizard of eastern and central United States

{n: racer} an animal that races

{n: racetrack, racecourse, raceway, track} a course over which races are run

{n: raceway, race} a canal for a current of water

{n: race} a contest of speed
"the race is to the swift"

{n: race} any competition
"the race for the presidency"

{n: race} 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"

{n: racial immunity} natural immunity shared by all members of a particular race

{n: racial segregation} segregation by race

{n: racing boat} a boat propelled by oarsmen and designed for racing

{n: racing circuit, circuit} a racetrack for automobile races

{n: racing gig} a light narrow racing boat for two or more oarsmen

{n: racing skiff, single shell} a shell for a single oarsman

{n: racing start} the start of a race

{n: racing} the sport of engaging in contests of speed

{n: racism, racialism, racial discrimination} discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race

{n: racism} the prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races

{n: racist, racialist} a person with a prejudiced belief that one race is superior to others

{n: railbird} a fan of racing who watches races from the outer rail of the track

{n: rally} an automobile race run over public roads

{n: rat race} an exhausting routine that leaves no time for relaxation

{n: regatta} a meeting for boat races

{n: relays, relay race} a race between teams; each member runs or swims part of the distance

{n: repechage} a race (especially in rowing) in which runners-up in the eliminating heats compete for a place in the final race

{n: runner} a trained athlete who competes in foot races

{n: sack race} a novelty race in which competitors jump ahead with their feet confined in a sack

{n: sailing-race, yacht race} a race between crews of people in yachts

{n: scratch race} a race in which all contestant start from scratch (on equal terms)

{n: sculling} rowing by a single oarsman in a racing shell

{n: scull} a racing shell that is propelled by sculls

{n: second-place finish, runner-up finish} a finish in second place (as in a race)

{n: segregator, segregationist} someone who believes the races should be kept apart

{n: selling race} a horse race in which the winning horse must be put up for auction

{n: senate campaign, senate race} a race for election to the senate

{n: shell, racing shell} a very light narrow racing boat

{n: ski race, skiing race} a race between people wearing skis

{n: slalom} a downhill race over a winding course defined by upright poles

{n: slipstream, airstream, race, backwash, wash} the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller

{n: speed skate, racing skate} an ice skate with a long blade; worn for racing

{n: speedskater, speed skater} an ice-skater who races competitively; usually around an oval course

{n: speedway} a racetrack for racing automobiles or motorcycles

{n: stake race} a horse race in which part of the prize is put up by the owners of the horses in the race

{n: start, head start} advantage gained by an beginning early (as in a race)
"with an hour's start he will be hard to catch"

{n: start, starting line} a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game

{n: starter, dispatcher} the official who signals the beginning of a race or competition

{n: starting block} block providing bracing for a runner's feet at start of a race

{n: starting gate, starting stall} a movable barrier on the starting line of a race course

{n: starting post} a post marking the starting point of a race (especially a horse race)

{n: starting signal, start} a signal to begin (as in a race)
"the starting signal was a green light"
"the runners awaited the start"

{n: stayer} a person or other animal having powers of endurance or perseverance
"the horse that won the race is a good stayer"

{n: steeplechase} a horse race over an obstructed course

{n: stock car} a racing car with the basic chassis of a commercially available car

{n: stopwatch, stopo watch} a timepiece that can be started or stopped for exact timing (as of a race)

{n: subspecies, race} (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species

{n: superfecta} a bet that you can pick the first four finishers in a race in the right order

{n: supremacism} the belief that some particular group or race is superior to all others
"white supremacism"

{n: supremacist} a person who advocates the supremacy of some particular group or race over all others

{n: tape} the finishing line for a foot race
"he broke the tape in record time"

{n: teddy boys} a British youth subculture that first appeared in the 1950s; mainly from unskilled backgrounds, they adopted a pseudo-Edwardian dress code and rock'n'roll music; proletarian and xenophobic, they were involved in race riots in the United Kingdom

{n: third-place finish} a finish in third place (as in a race)

{n: thoroughbred race} a race between thoroughbred horses

{n: thoroughbred racing} the sport of racing thoroughbred horses

{n: tip sheet} a publication containing the latest information or tips or predictions for a particular business or stock market information or horse racing results, etc.

{n: torch race} (ancient Greece) in which a torch is passed from one runner to the next

{n: triple crown} (horse racing) a title won by a horse that can win the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness

{n: trotting horse, trotter} a horse trained to trot; especially a horse trained for harness racing

{n: velodrome} a banked oval track for bicycle or motorcycle racing

{n: welterweight} a weight of 28 pounds; sometimes imposed as a handicap in a horse race (such as a steeple chase or hurdle race)

{n: wherry} light rowboat for use in racing or for transporting goods and passengers in inland waters and harbors

{n: white man's burden} the supposed responsibility of the white race to provide care for their non-white subjects

{n: white separatism} a social system in which white people live separately from members of other races

{n: white separatist} someone who advocates a society in which white people live separately from members of other races

{n: white supremacist} a person who believes that the white race is or should be supreme

{n: white supremacy} the prejudice that members of the white race are superior to members of other races

{n: win} a victory (as in a race or other competition)
"he was happy to get the win"

{n: world, human race, humanity, humankind, human beings, humans, mankind, man} all of the living human inhabitants of the earth
"all the world loves a lover"
"she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women"

{n: yacht, racing yacht} an expensive vessel propelled by sail or power and used for cruising or racing

{v: battle, combat} battle or contend against in or as if in a battle
"The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Nothern Iraq"
"We must combat the prejudices against other races"
"they battled over the budget"

{v: beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish} come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
"Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"
"We beat the competition"
"Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

{v: boat-race} participate in a boat race

{v: complete, finish} come or bring to a finish or an end
"He finished the dishes"
"She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree"
"The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours ; others finished in over 4 hours"

{v: contest, contend, repugn} to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation
"They contested the outcome of the race"

{v: cox} act as the coxswain, in a boat race

{v: crossbreed, cross, hybridize, hybridise, interbreed} breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties
"cross a horse and a donkey"
"Mendel tried crossbreeding"
"these species do not interbreed"

{v: desegregate, integrate, mix} open (a place) to members of all races and ethnic groups
"This school is completely desegregated"
<-> segregate

{v: discriminate, separate, single out} treat differently on the basis of sex or race

{v: dope, dope up} give a narcotic to
"The athletes were dope by the coach before the race"

{v: draw away} move ahead of (one's competitors) in a race

{v: eliminate} remove from a contest or race
"The cyclist has eliminated all the competitors in the race"

{v: enter, participate} become a participant ; be involved in
"enter a race"
"enter an agreement"
"enter a drug treatment program"
"enter negotiations"
<-> drop out

{v: get by} pass or move in front of
"Bride's Biscuit got by the other dogs to win the race"

{v: go for broke} risk everything in one big effort
"the cyclist went for broke at the end of the race"

{v: handicap} attempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant

{v: hopple, hobble} strap the foreleg and hind leg together on each side (of a horse) in order to keep the like-sided legs moving in unison
"hobble race horses"

{v: horse-race} compete in a horse race

{v: jockey} ride a race-horse as a professional jockey

{v: keep up} maintain a required pace or level
"He could not keep up and dropped out of the race"

{v: miscegenate} marry or cohabit with a person of another race

{v: nobble} disable by drugging
"nobble the race horses"

{v: outrun} run faster than
"in this race, I managed to outran everybody else"

{v: place} finish second or better in a horse or dog race
"he bet $2 on number six to place"

{v: play} bet or wager (money)
"He played $20 on the new horse"
"She plays the races"

{v: pull} rein in to keep from winning a race
"pull a horse"

{v: race, run} compete in a race
"he is running the Marathon this year"
"let's race and see who gets there first"

{v: race, rush} cause to move fast or to rush or race
"The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"

{v: race} to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others
"We are racing to find a cure for AIDS"

{v: rival} be the rival of, be in competition with
"we are rivaling for first place in the race"

{v: romp} win easily
"romp a race"

{v: 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"
<-> linger

{v: segregate} separate by race or religion ; practice a policy of racial segregation
"This neighborhood is segregated"
"We don't segregate in this county"
<-> desegregate

{v: show} finish third or better in a horse or dog race
"he bet $2 on number six to show"

{v: slalom} race on skis around obstacles

{v: speed skate} race on skates


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