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sprint

verb \ ˈsprint \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of sprint

intransitive verb
: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

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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


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sprint

noun

Definition of sprint

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

Examples of sprint in a Sentence

  1. He made a sprint for the finish line.

Recent Examples of sprint from the Web

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First Known Use of sprint

circa 1865


SPRINT Defined for English Language Learners

sprint

verb

Definition of sprint for English Language Learners

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


sprint

noun

Definition of sprint for English Language Learners

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

  • : a short period of running or going very fast


SPRINT Defined for Kids

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sprint

verb \ ˈsprint \

Definition of sprint for Students

sprinted; sprinting
:to run at top speed especially for a short distance

sprinter

noun

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sprint

noun

Definition of sprint for Students

1 :a short run at top speed
2 :a race over a short distance


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