a race against time

Definition of a race against time

  1. :  a situation in which someone has to do something very quickly because there is not much time <It was a race against time to find a cure for the disease.>

Word by Word Definitions

raceplay
  1. :  the act of running

    :  a strong or rapid current of water flowing through a narrow channel

    :  a watercourse used industrially

  1. :  to compete in a race

    :  to go, move, or function at top speed or out of control

    :  to revolve too fast under a diminished load

  1. :  a breeding stock of animals

    :  a family, tribe, people, or nation belonging to the same stock

    :  a class or kind of people unified by shared interests, habits, or characteristics

againstplay
  1. :  in opposition or hostility to

    :  contrary to

    :  in competition with

  1. :  in preparation for the time when

timeplay
  1. :  the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues :  duration

    :  a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future

    :  leisure

  1. :  to arrange or set the time of :  schedule

    :  to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

    :  to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. :  of or relating to time

    :  recording time

    :  timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment


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