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Definition of the adverb against the clock

What does against the clock mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. as fast as possible; before a deadline
    • example: it was a race against the clock
    • synonym of against the clock: against time

Other definitions of against the clock

What does against the clock also mean?

prepositional phrase

  1. [idiomatic] In a time-restricted manner, to meet a deadline, hurriedly, timed.


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Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms (1993)

by Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz

clock against the clock trying to overcome a shortage of time: They worked against the clock to get the newspaper out on time. put back the clock to return to the conditions etc of an earlier time in history: The union spokesman claimed that the ...

Google previewCambridge Dictionary of American Idioms (2003)

by Paul Heacock

cannot vote for someone who promises to turn back the clock to better days because that's impossible, usage: sometimes used in the form turn the clock back a race against the clock See a race against time at race clockwork like clockwork 1 ...

Google previewThe USC Trojans Football Encyclopedia (2014)

by Richard J. Shmelter

Quarterback Bret Johnson immediately went to work against the clock and 11 ...

Google previewCambridge Academic Content Dictionary Reference Book with CD-ROM (2008)

by Cambridge University Press

against the clock before a particular time, or within the allowed time o / was ...

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