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Definition of "sprint" []

  • The act or an instance of sprinting, especially a short race at top speed. (noun)
  • A burst of speed or activity. (noun)
  • To move rapidly or at top speed for a brief period, as in running or swimming. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move over (a distance) rapidly or at top speed for a brief period: sprinted the last 100 yards to the finish line. (verb-transitive)
  • A short race run at top speed, such as the 100 metres (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A fast finishing speed at the end of a longer race, as in running or cycling, etc (noun)
  • Any quick run (noun)
  • To go at top speed, as in running, cycling, etc (verb)

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Use "sprint" in a sentence
  • "Short-term sprint interval versus traditional endurance training: similar initial adaptations in human skeletal muscle and exercise performance."
  • "Tyler Farrar wins Giro d'Italia's second stage in sprint finish cycling | Comment | Recommend"
  • "As the three rode onto the pavement, Myerson took the sprint from the front with McNicholas second and Lindine third."