race to

race to (someone or something)

To move, run, drive, etc., in a very hurried or frantic manner to some person, thing, or destination. I have to race to the bank so I can deposit this check before they close. Tommy raced to his teacher to tell him what happened.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

race to someone or something

to run to someone or something. The girls raced to the front room. We all raced to Mary, who had the candy.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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