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sprint

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intransitive verb \ˈsprint\

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

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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


SPRINT Defined for English Language Learners

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sprint

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intransitive verb \ˈsprint\

Definition of sprint for English Language Learners

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


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sprint

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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

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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

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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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