- noun slangAn automobile race in which the drivers try to cover a certain distance (usually one quarter mile) in the shortest possible time.
Drag races are often held on airport landing strips.
Holding drag races is a good way to stop teenage hot rod racing on public highways.Compare: drag strip
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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Drag-Race — Drag Race, Drag|race [ drægreɪs], das; [s], s […sɪs] [engl. drag race, aus: drag ↑ (Dragster) u. race = Rennen]: 1. Rennen für hochgezüchtete Spezialwagen (auch für spezielle Motorräder), die aus dem stehenden Start heraus mit höchster… … Universal-Lexikon
drag race — ☆ drag race n. a race between vehicles to test their acceleration from a complete stop, esp. between specially designed cars on a short, straight course (drag strip) drag race vi. drag raced, drag racing … English World dictionary
drag race — drag′ race n. aum spo a race between two or more automobiles starting from a standstill, the winner being the car that can accelerate the fastest • Etymology: 1940–45 drag′ rac er, n. drag′ rac ing, n … From formal English to slang
drag race — ► NOUN ▪ a short race between two cars as a test of acceleration. DERIVATIVES drag racer noun drag racing noun … English terms dictionary
drag race — n a car race over a very short distance >drag racing n [U] … Dictionary of contemporary English
drag race — drag ,race noun count a race between long and very powerful cars over a short distance ╾ drag ,racing noun uncount … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
drag race — noun : drag 10 * * * drag racer. drag racing. a race between two or more automobiles starting from a standstill, the winner being the car that can accelerate the fastest. Also called drag. [1940 45] * * * drag race noun A motor car or motorcycle… … Useful english dictionary
drag race — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms drag race : singular drag race plural drag races a race between long and very powerful cars over a short distance Derived word: drag racing noun uncountable … English dictionary
drag race — noun A race in a car or on a motorcycle to determine the fastest vehicle. Did you watch the drag race on Sunday? … Wiktionary
drag race — two cars racing from a stop light Did you see the drag race? Ya. The Corvette won … English idioms
drag race — drag racer. drag racing. a race between two or more automobiles starting from a standstill, the winner being the car that can accelerate the fastest. Also called drag. [1940 45] * * * … Universalium