Definition of Against the clock

1. Adverb. As fast as possible; before a deadline. "It was a race against the clock"

Exact synonyms: Against Time



Definition of Against the clock

1. Prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) In a time-restricted manner, to meet a deadline, hurriedly, timed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Against The Clock

agacante
agacerie
agaceries
again
again-
again-coming
again and again
againbuy
againe
againest
againrising
againsaw
againsay
against
against all odds
against the clock (current term)
against the collar
against the grain
against the law
against the run of play
against the wind
against time
againstand
againstness
againward
agal
agalactia
agalactias
agalactorrhoea
agalactosis

Literary usage of Against the clock

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1. The Works of the Right Reverend Joseph Hall by Joseph Hall, Philip Wynter (1863)
"We are wont to look at and listen to the clock, to know the time of the day; but where we find the variation sensible, to believe the sun against the clock, ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1879)
"But I would caution the reader against the clock theory as applied to other cases. For instance, the legend of Little Jack Horner has been most incorrectly ..."

3. Applied Mechanical Arithmetic as Practiced on the Comptometer by Felt & Tarrant Manufacturing Company (1914)
"'Compared with and proven against the Clock Cards. Then to the Cost Desk. ROUTINE SORTING DESK Collected from Shop and sorted in numerical order. ..."

4. Works: With Some Account of His Life and Sufferings by Joseph Hall (1837)
"... where we find the variation sensible, to believe the sun against the clock, not the clock against the sun. As, then, we would condemn him of much folly, ..."

5. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1896)
"Morning and night for more than a year Thomas Cathro laid his intent ear against the clock, listening as if for an expected sign, and making always some low ..."

6. Wit, Wisdom and Foibles of the Great: Together with Numerous Anecdotes by Charles Anthony Shriner (1918)
"Prince Bismarck is a great statesman but it may be doubted whether his greatness has gained much by the crusade he has undertaken against the clock ..."

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