drag race


Definition of drag race

: an acceleration contest between vehicles

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Other Words from drag race

drag racer noun
drag racing noun

Examples of drag race in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two occupants of a car not involved in the drag race were seriously injured and airlifted to a hospital, Oceanside police traffic Sgt. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Sep. 2021 The other officer in the case, Humias Khan, 24, was new to the force and was still on probation when the drag race occurred, police said. Washington Post, 2 Sep. 2021 In between maintaining his YouTube channel, Instagram, and helping out in the shop, Giuseppe is also currently working on building a fully functional, period-correct drag race car with his father. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, 20 Aug. 2021 Quiet streets became a symbol of a city on life-support, crisscrossed by ambulances and the occasional illicit drag race. New York Times, 29 May 2021 And yet attempts to loosen regulations for residential neighborhoods — scaling back parking requirements, bringing homes closer to sidewalks, or allowing corner stores — have gone about as smoothly as a rush-hour drag race on the 405. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 26 May 2021 Associates at Brightview Avondell, a senior living community in Bel Air, donned wild hats and drove Power Wheels cars in a drag race Wednesday to entertain residents and raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. Aegis Staff, baltimoresun.com, 29 Apr. 2021 The format this year was brand new, forgoing the traditional figure 8 for a lean and mean drag race style. Alton Strupp, The Courier-Journal, 27 Apr. 2021 Donaldson agreed, and said simply having a six-month season, rather than a nine-week drag race, will help. Phil Miller, Star Tribune, 23 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of drag race

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of drag race was in 1948

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19 Sep 2021

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“Drag race.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drag%20race. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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More Definitions for drag race

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English Language Learners Definition of drag race

: a contest in which people race cars at very high speeds over a short distance

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Kids Definition of drag race

: a contest in which drivers race vehicles at very high speeds over a short distance


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