rac·​ing | \ ˈrā-siŋ How to pronounce racing (audio) \

Definition of racing

: the sport or profession of engaging in or holding races

Examples of racing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Should Hidden Stash make it to the starting gate on race day, Oliver would become the 18th female trainer to saddle a horse for the event billed as the World Series of horse racing. Jonathan Saxon, The Courier-Journal, "This female trainer could make history if horse Hidden Stash wins the Kentucky Derby," 26 Apr. 2021 With the crash believed to have been a result of street racing, the city has lowered nearby speed limits, Frisco Police Chief David Shilson told the city council during their Tuesday meeting. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, "Fatal Frisco crash prompts increased police patrols, lower speed limits at FM423 intersection," 21 Apr. 2021 But for a driver who had childhood dreams of driving in IndyCar and then spent nearly 20 years in the top-level of stock car racing and tied a legendary series record with seven championships, nearly finishing all the laps Sunday was good enough. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, "Jimmie Johnson, Romain Grosjean exceed own expectations in IndyCar debuts at Barber," 19 Apr. 2021 Santa Anita has 14 weeks of racing left this year, which includes the remainder of the winter/spring meeting and the five-week fall meeting. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Santa Anita suffers its seventh horse death of the race meet," 18 Apr. 2021 For The Win recently spoke with Johnson about a variety of subjects, including shifting into IndyCar and the extreme challenges that come with competing in a new style of racing. Michelle R. Martinelli, USA TODAY, "From 7-time NASCAR champion to IndyCar rookie: Q&A with driver Jimmie Johnson," 16 Apr. 2021 At the Tour de France this summer, that would be 100 bidons times 23 teams, then times the 21 days of racing. New York Times, "A Ban on Bottle Tossing Disrupts a Tradition in Cycling," 14 Apr. 2021 This is his first season of racing and the Kobuk was his third race. Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News, "“Send help now”: Two mushers describe the events that led to their rescue from the Kobuk 440 race trail," 10 Apr. 2021 Indeed, her first memory of horse racing is going over to a friend’s house and taking part in a sweepstake for the National. Steve Douglas, ajc, "Fantasy no more: Blackmore 1st woman to win Grand National," 10 Apr. 2021

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1630, in the meaning defined above

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28 Apr 2021

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“Racing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of racing

: the sport or profession of racing horses, cars, etc.

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