drag race


drag race
noun
: drag 10

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a race between two or more automobiles starting from a standstill, the winner being the car that can accelerate the fastest. Also called drag.
[1940-45]

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drag race noun
A motor car or motorcycle contest in acceleration, with standing start and over a quarter-mile course
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Main Entry:drag

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drag race UK US noun [countable] [singular drag race plural drag races]
a race between long and very powerful cars over a short distance
Thesaurus: racing with cars and other vehicleshyponym sports events and competitionshyponym
Derived Word: drag racing

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drag race,
a race between cars, usually hot rods, to determine which can accelerate faster over a given distance, usually a quarter of a mile in the sport of drag racing.

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n. a race between two or more cars over a short distance, usually a quarter of a mile, as a test of acceleration
Derivatives:
drag racer n. drag racing n.

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noun, pl ⋯ races [count]
: a contest in which people race cars at very high speeds over a short distance
drag racer noun, pl ⋯ -ers [count]

He is one of the best drag racers in the country.

drag racing noun [noncount]

He likes drag racing.

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ˈdrag race 7 [drag race drag racing] noun
a race between specially adapted cars over a short distance
Derived Word:drag racing

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Drag-Race — Drag Race, Drag|race [ drægreɪs], das; [s], s […sɪs] [engl. drag race, aus: drag ↑ (Dragster) u. race = Rennen]: 1. Rennen für hochgezüchtete Spezialwagen (auch für spezielle Motorräder), die aus dem stehenden Start heraus mit höchster… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • drag race — ☆ drag race n. a race between vehicles to test their acceleration from a complete stop, esp. between specially designed cars on a short, straight course (drag strip) drag race vi. drag raced, drag racing …   English World dictionary

  • drag race — drag′ race n. aum spo a race between two or more automobiles starting from a standstill, the winner being the car that can accelerate the fastest • Etymology: 1940–45 drag′ rac er, n. drag′ rac ing, n …   From formal English to slang

  • drag race — ► NOUN ▪ a short race between two cars as a test of acceleration. DERIVATIVES drag racer noun drag racing noun …   English terms dictionary

  • drag race — n a car race over a very short distance >drag racing n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drag race — drag ,race noun count a race between long and very powerful cars over a short distance ╾ drag ,racing noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • drag race — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms drag race : singular drag race plural drag races a race between long and very powerful cars over a short distance Derived word: drag racing noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • drag race — noun A race in a car or on a motorcycle to determine the fastest vehicle. Did you watch the drag race on Sunday? …   Wiktionary

  • drag race — two cars racing from a stop light    Did you see the drag race? Ya. The Corvette won …   English idioms

  • drag race — drag racer. drag racing. a race between two or more automobiles starting from a standstill, the winner being the car that can accelerate the fastest. Also called drag. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium