intransitive verb \ˈsprint\

: to run or go very fast for a short distance

Full Definition of SPRINT

:  to run or go at top speed especially for a short distance
sprint·er noun

Examples of SPRINT

  1. The bicycle racers sprinted for the finish line.
  2. <he sprinted off to class so as to avoid being late>

Origin 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



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

: a short period of running or going very fast

Full Definition of SPRINT

:  the act or an instance of sprinting
a :  dash 6b
b :  a burst of speed

Examples of SPRINT

  1. He made a sprint for the finish line.

First Known Use of SPRINT

circa 1865


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