a race between two or more automobiles starting from a standstill, the winner being the car that can accelerate the fastest.
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- drag one's ass,
- drag one's feet,
- drag out of,
- drag parachute,
- drag queen,
- drag rake,
- drag sail,
- drag strip,
- drag up,
Origin of drag race
First recorded in 1940–45
Also called drag.
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a type of motor race in which specially built or modified cars or motorcycles are timed over a measured course
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