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sprint

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intransitive verb \ˈsprint\

Simple Definition of sprint

  • : to run or go very fast for a short distance

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sprint

  1. :  to run or go at top speed especially for a short distance

sprinter

noun

Examples of sprint in a sentence

  1. The bicycle racers sprinted for the finish line.

  2. <he sprinted off to class so as to avoid being late>



Origin and Etymology of sprint

Middle English (Scots) sprenten to spring, leap, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialect sprinta to jump, hop; akin to Old High German sprinzan to jump up


First Known Use: 1889


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sprint

noun

Simple Definition of sprint

  • : a race over a short distance at a very fast speed

  • : a short period of running or going very fast

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sprint

  1. 1 :  the act or an instance of sprinting

  2. 2a :  dash 6bb :  a burst of speed

Examples of sprint in a sentence

  1. He made a sprint for the finish line.



Circa 1865

First Known Use of sprint

circa 1865

Rhymes with sprint

bint, dint, flint, glint, hint, lint, mint, print, quint, skint, splint, squint, stint, suint, tint


SPRINT Defined for Kids

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sprint

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verb \ˈsprint\

Definition of sprint for Students

sprinted

sprinting

  1. :  to run at top speed especially for a short distance

sprinter

noun



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sprint

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noun

Definition of sprint for Students

  1. 1 :  a short run at top speed

  2. 2 :  a race over a short distance





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