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

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Amusement park thrill rides, drag race track and campground. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Try these 4 quick family adventures in or near Louisville before summer is over," 29 July 2019 With a deafening roar and a burst of sparks, dozens of drag racing cars will hurtle down a short stretch of track at Sonoma Raceway this weekend. Elena Shao, SFChronicle.com, "Car racing doesn’t sound eco-friendly, but Sonoma Raceway wants to change that," 26 July 2019 The trailer features the return of Logan (Matt Frewer), Dwight (Austin Amelio) and Sarah (Mo Collins) teamed up in a Grease-style drag race, and the entire crew in a faux documentary comprised of Al’s (Maggie Grace) video camera footage. Patrick Gomez, EW.com, "Fear the Walking Dead renewed for season 6 — plus a tease of the second half of season 5," 19 July 2019 Moser nodded toward the Plymouth and told me Big Willie throttled that car to glory in drag races across the country. Daniel Miller, latimes.com, "Man and myth: Uncovering the legend of Big Willie Robinson," 9 July 2019 On Friday morning, the drag racing legend arrived at Sonoma Raceway for the 32nd annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals. Tom Fitzgerald, SFChronicle.com, "Stuck at 149 wins, John Force is thwarted just getting into Sonoma gate," 26 July 2019 The drag racing pioneer has won 17 World Championship Titles and has 144 national-event wins. Christian Simmons, sun-sentinel.com, "‘Big Daddy’ Don Garlits falls short of goal, but still sets record," 21 July 2019 The Florida resident has been a major figure in drag racing for decades, having captured 17 World Championship titles and coming away with victories in 144 national events. Christian Simmons, sun-sentinel.com, "Drag race legend “Big Daddy” Don Garlits to try for another record at age 87," 9 July 2019 From simple laps, to a drag race start, to the thing Burbank did not know was part of the deal going in: the actual jumping of an actual monster truck. CBS News, "Learning how to drive a monster truck," 7 July 2019

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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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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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