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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The event runs 10 a.m.-11 p.m., with drag racing starting at 11 a.m. Cost is $10 for regular admission, but Pontiac residents can get in for $5 (on-site only). Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, "Street drag racing is back on Woodward Avenue this summer," 13 June 2018 From there, the duo goes drag racing through the desert and eventually take a literal leap of faith over a cliff. Karina Hoshikawa, Teen Vogue, "Ansel Elgort Is the New Face of Ralph Lauren Polo Red Rush Fragrance," 25 July 2018 The second-gen car is over a second quicker at this test, and similarly is a second faster over a 250m (820 feet) drag race. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "This video shows just how much quicker the new Formula E car is," 15 Nov. 2018 This leaves him unprotected when the Ghoulies (whom Archie called the cops on during the drag race last season) jump him in the music room and steal his sneakers. Jessica Macleish, Teen Vogue, ""Riverdale" Recap Season 3 Episode 2: Betty and Jughead Have a New Mystery to Solve," 18 Oct. 2018 The one who has her own vape pen and the boyfriend who drag races? Megan Angelo, Glamour, "The Kavanaugh Hearings, Day 2: If He Doesn't Make the Supreme Court, He'd Make a Great Real Housewife," 5 Sep. 2018 Motorsport is already a rather broad church, covering everything from speed trials on salt flats and quarter-mile drag races to the two largest annual sporting events in the world. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Roborace wants the future of racing to be AI plus humans, working together," 16 Oct. 2018 Force set a drag racing record by qualifying for 395 consecutive events from 1988 until April, 2007. Richard Dean, Houston Chronicle, "Funny Car driver John Force misses cut at SpringNationals," 21 Apr. 2018 According to police reports, officers at 2:30 a.m. witnessed two cars drag racing along a half-mile stretch of Milwaukee Avenue between Artaius Parkway and Greentree Parkway when the cars turned into a shopping center parking lot. Pioneer Press, chicagotribune.com, "Libertyville police: 2 men charged with street racing on Milwaukee Avenue," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of drag race

1948, in the meaning defined above

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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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