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sprint

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Sport
sprintsprint1 /sprɪnt/ verb [intransitive]  1 DSRUNto run very fast for a short distancejogsprint along/across/up etc Bill sprinted up the steps.see thesaurus at run2 to ride, swim etc very fast for a short distance
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sprintAlways a keen driver, his first taste of competition saw him sprinting a dark green Sunbeam Talbot MkIII in 1956.He gathered these up and sprinted after her.Athletes who have been trained to sprint aren't usually very good at running long distances.Margaret sprinted down the street, almost collapsing when she reached us.The bus driver must have seen me sprinting for the bus, but he drove off.Janir sprinted forward, then hesitated.She barreled down the runway, sprinting full speed.Certainly, the last two decades have been years in which federal policy has sprinted in their direction.He was even known occasionally to sprint on the spot.All the tension Gascoigne had been suffering was suddenly released, and he celebrated by sprinting to the sidelines.sprint along/across/up etcHe sprinted along the bank and plunged into the freezing chest-deep water as the 15-month-old boy floated quickly away, face down.Trent sprinted up the dock and spotted the President's granddaughter.But surely, a speaker could have conveyed an impression of athleticism simply by saying that they sprinted up the hill.I pulled up my coat collar and sprinted along the platform and into the shelter of the waiting room.And then, suddenly, we all saw him, sprinting across the road towards us.He fairly sprinted up the stairs, and scarcely paused at the top although clearly short of breath.When she moved, a bright green lizard sprinted up the wall and vanished.
Related topics: Other sports
sprintsprint2 noun  1 [countable]DSO a short race in which the runners, riders, swimmers etc move very fast over a short distance the 100-metre sprint2 [singular]RUN a short period of running or moving very fast He made a desperate sprint for the train.
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sprintThey chose Alex for the last leg of the relay race because he was an excellent sprinter.If anyone on the line misses, the whole line has to do a sprint.The season is a marathon, not a sprint.He broke into a breathless sprint.Intermediate sprints help towards this prize and the peloton will be split time and again.This agrees with the observation that human marathons are won at about half the speed of 100 m sprints.And the winner of a mass sprint is a brave winner indeed.a 200-meter sprintI beat my personal best for the 25-metre sprint.I made a quick sprint to the local shop for some coffee.It took 61 minutes to turn the car around and position it at the start of the course for the second sprint.
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Verb table
sprint
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysprint
he, she, itsprints
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysprinted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave sprinted
he, she, ithas sprinted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad sprinted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill sprint
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have sprinted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam sprinting
he, she, itis sprinting
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you, we, theyare sprinting
Past
I, he, she, itwas sprinting
you, we, theywere sprinting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been sprinting
he, she, ithas been sprinting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been sprinting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be sprinting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been sprinting
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