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race against (someone or something)

1. noun An attempt to accomplish something in a short amount of time. Typically followed by "time" or "the clock." After getting a flat tire, it was a race against the clock to make it to the airport in time. It will be a race against time to get these donor kidneys to the hospital before the ice packs melt.
2. noun A competitive time or speed trial against someone or something Let's have a race against the two fastest runners and see who wins! Hey, wanna race against me? I bet I can win!
3. verb To compete in such a trial. He wants to race against my old mustang, convinced his souped-up new hotrod can compete! Hey, wanna race against me? I bet I can win!
4. verb To act very quickly or attempt to accomplish something in a short amount of time. Typically followed by "time" or "the clock." Jen's going to have to race against the clock if she wants to get her story in tomorrow's newspaper—it's almost time to send it to the publisher! The doctors are racing against time in their efforts to cure Mary's disease.
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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.
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Among the competitors in the annual's 100-kilometer bike race around this hilly island is Konstantin Fast of Russia, whom Galedo has regularly raced against in the last three years as part of the 7 Eleven-Sava Road Bike Philippines.
'When I found out that [Fast] is competing, I thought 'we have another headache' because I regularly raced against him around Asia,' Galedo said Thursday in Filipino before leaving the Marianas Resort and Spa, where the athletes are billeted, to give the race course a try.
The Bees raced against a touring team from Sweden at this meeting, which we won.
ON YOUR BIKES: The Elmdon Bees at the opening of their new track with the Lord and Lady Mayoress of Solihull, where they raced against a Swedish team, below.
Summary: Islamabad, June 05, 2010, SPA -- Incessant rain triggered by the approaching tropical cyclone Phet lashed the coastal areas of Pakistan&'s southern Baluchistan province on Saturday, as authorities raced against time to move people to safer areas.
Incessant rain triggered by the approaching tropical cyclone Phet lashed the coastal areas of Pakistan's southern Baluchistan province on Saturday, as authorities raced against time to move people to safer areas.
In the 100 and 200 metres backstroke events Kate raced against Gemma Spofforth and Lizzie Simmonds.
World champion Hamilton will be one driver particularly delighted to see Schumacher return as it was one of his greatest regrets he never raced against the German legend.
At the world famous Spa race track in Belgium last month, father and son raced against each other under the GAC banner, and the pair enjoyed six out of six strong finishes in the top ten.
Terry, author of the Horrible History series, lost out when he and over 30 other fundraisers raced against a tram around its track at Beamish Open Air Museum.
He told the court he was not aware of Will's car on the road and denied that he had raced against it, although he admitted he may have been travelling at up to 90mph.
If the two had raced against each other in 1954, Leather would have finished 320 meters behind Bannister.
With recent recognition that certain pollutants are eroding this natural radiation filter, researchers have raced against the clock to find substitutes for the chlorofluorocarbons and other compounds responsible.