race against

race against someone or something

to attempt to win a trial of speed against someone or something. I don't want to race against Kelly. She is too fast. I had to race against time to get there before the baby got worse.
See also: race
References in classic literature ?
From Happy Camp to Long Lake, from Long Lake to Deep Lake, and from Deep Lake up over the enormous hog-back and down to Linderman, the man-killing race against winter kept on.
Now for that matter, old trapper," said Paul, stretching his athletic form like a mastiff conscious of his strength, "I am on the side of the captain, and am clearly for a race against the fire, though it line me into a Teton wigwam.
FERMANAGH team captain Eoin Donnelly is in a desperate race against time to be fit for the Erne county's clash against Antrim in Brewster Park on May 31.
A RACE against time is on to prevent the RACE against time is on to prevent the deportation of a British-born boy to a deportation of a British-born boy to a country he has never known.
Leighton race against time to be fit for Everton's Europa League showdown in Wolfsburg a week on Thursday.
Race Against the Stasi By Herbie Sykes CAN it really be twenty-five years since the Berlin Wall was torn down, live on TV, without a shot fired in anger?
In their race against time, the group are challenging the likes of columnist and author Caitlin Moran, Sophie Raworth and Cambridge classics professor Mary Beard.
2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Charley's Fund, an organization dedicated to finding a treatment and cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (Duchenne), announced its fourth annual Race Against Time fundraiser run will take place on Sunday, October 6 in Central Park.
The 19-year-old wobbled starting the three-lap race against France and fell at the first bend.
Salaheddin Aboulgasem, who works for Islamic Relief, said: "We are in a race against time because this drought has already claimed tens of thousands of lives.
Summary: Prince William has won a dragon boat race against his new wife.
Unfortunately, he now faces a race against time to be declared fit for tomorrow's international after suffering a calf strain.
The Bahraini driver put up an impressive show in the qualifying rounds of the competition before losing his final race against UAE's Khalid Al Belooshi due to mechanical problems.
Justin lost his race against time so I've set myself a challenge - to race against the clock and finish the run in under 1 hour 30 minutes.
COMEDIANS Frank Skinner and Lee Mack meet at the Reform Club in London to kick off the first leg of the Around The World In 80 Days challenge, which sees six pairs of celebrities race against the clock in an ambitious global relay, reenacting the epic odysseys of Phileas Fogg and Michael Palin, and raising money for this year's BBC Children In Need Appeal.