sprint

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
sprint /sprɪnt/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. Sport to race at full speed for a short distance, as in running:[no object;  (~ + ahead)]At the last minute he sprinted (ahead) to win the race.
  2. Sport to cover (a distance) in sprinting:[+ object]to sprint a half mile.

n. [countable]
  1. Sporta short race at full speed.
  2. Sporta burst of speed.
sprint•er, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
sprint  (sprint),USA pronunciation  v.i. 
  1. Sportto race or move at full speed, esp. for a short distance, as in running, rowing, etc.

v.t. 
  1. Sportto traverse in sprinting:to sprint a half mile.

n. 
  1. Sporta short race at full speed.
  2. Sporta burst of speed at any point during a long race, as near the finish line.
  3. a brief spell of great activity.
sprinter, n. 
  • 1560–70; perh. continuing Old English *sprintan (compare gesprintan to emit); cognate with Old Norse spretta, Old High German sprinzan to jump up


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

sprint /sprɪnt/ n
  1. a short race run at top speed, such as the 100 metres
  2. a fast finishing speed at the end of a longer race, as in running or cycling, etc
  3. any quick run
vb (intransitive)
  1. to go at top speed, as in running, cycling, etc
Etymology: 16th Century: from Scandinavian; related to Old English gesprintan to emit, Old Norse spretta to jump up, Old High German sprinzan to jump up, Swedish sprata to kick

ˈsprinter n



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