race with

race with (someone or something)

1. To compete against someone in a trial of speed or time. You wanna race with me? I bet that I'll win!
2. Of one's heart, to beat very rapidly because of some intense emotion. My heart was racing with fear.
See also: race

race with someone or something

to enter a speed contest with someone or something. I refuse to race with Carla. She is much too fast for me. I can't race with a horse!
See also: race
References in classic literature ?
I only wish there was a real horse here for me to race with.
Is there one person to be found in this vast crowd," he asked, "who has come to see the race with the doubt in his mind which has brought