sprint

verb
\ ˈsprint How to pronounce sprint (audio) \
sprinted; sprinting; sprints

Definition of sprint

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

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

sprint

noun

Definition of sprint (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Verb

sprinter noun

Synonyms for sprint

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of sprint in a Sentence

Verb The bicycle racers sprinted for the finish line. he sprinted off to class so as to avoid being late Noun He made a sprint for the finish line.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Around 12 seconds into the video, Agredo and a few others sprint toward a lone officer attempting to ride away on a motorcycle. Washington Post, 20 May 2021 Behemonth Titans got essentially everything about them nerfed, from their super effectiveness to the Cryoclasm slide, which now requires you to sprint to activate it. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 28 May 2021 After settling these obligations, Airtel Africa intends to sprint forward in the mobile money sector, with executives seeing minimal impact from resurgent coronavirus cases across the region. Tawanda Karombo, Quartz, 19 May 2021 Hamma Kaki, headmaster at another Adamawa school with 600 students, said that the strongest security measure in place is telling everyone to sprint away at the sign of danger. Washington Post, 19 Apr. 2021 To this point, the commentary should sprint off the page. David Swanagon, Forbes, 17 May 2021 Carrying dusty backpacks and dreams of new jobs in new cities, the unauthorized migrants did not sprint across the road to hide in the vast alfalfa fields as so many border crossers have in the past. Miriam Jordan, Star Tribune, 16 May 2021 Carrying dusty backpacks and dreams of new jobs in new cities, the unauthorized migrants did not sprint across the road to hide in the vast alfalfa fields, as so many border crossers have in the past. Miriam Jordan, New York Times, 16 May 2021 None of them might be there, but if one of them is, the Cardinals will sprint to the podium to hand Commissioner Roger Goodell their card. Bob Mcmanaman, The Arizona Republic, 29 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Coming on the heels of a massive December cyberattack that affected the DOE's systems, as well as the ransomware attack against the Colonial Pipeline that disrupted the critical flow of refined oil products, the cybersecurity sprint is great news. Saryu Nayyar, Forbes, 27 May 2021 Suffering is the marathon; pleasure is the short sprint that happens during the in-between moments. Hanif Abdurraqib, New York Times, 26 May 2021 The sprint from zero to 60 mph takes just 3.6 seconds. Jens Meiners, Car and Driver, 25 May 2021 The sprint to vaccinate millions of middle and high school students has already started in parts of the country, as a long line of kids rolled up their sleeves in suburban Atlanta for a first dose Wednesday. Dallas News, 12 May 2021 Adam Plutko got the Orioles out of the jam with a nimble sprint to first base and a tough grab for the third out of the inning on Mitch Haniger's grounder. Dunn pitched 5 1/3 innings, striking out six and walking four. Chris Talbott, Star Tribune, 5 May 2021 Stephanie Hronis, an owner of Hronis Racing and Kosta’s wife, said the post-Santa Anita sprint did not solely involve the horse. San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Apr. 2021 But while the steady sprint of her career from ages nine to twenty-seven has led to its share of ups and downs, Palmer remains a relentless optimist. refinery29.com, 22 Apr. 2021 The boys 100 in that meet is stacked with six speedsters who have run the sprint in 10.89 seconds or better. Buddy Collings, orlandosentinel.com, 14 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of sprint

Verb

1847, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sprint

Verb

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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14 Jun 2021

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“Sprint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sprint. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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sprint

verb

English Language Learners Definition of sprint

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to run or go very fast for a short distance

sprint

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sprint (Entry 2 of 2)

: a race over a short distance at a very fast speed
: a short period of running or going very fast

sprint

verb
\ ˈsprint How to pronounce sprint (audio) \
sprinted; sprinting

Kids Definition of sprint

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to run at top speed especially for a short distance

Other Words from sprint

sprinter noun

sprint

noun

Kids Definition of sprint (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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