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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: From a Scandinavian language

sprint

1 verb
     
Related topics: Sport
sprint1 [intransitive]
1DS to run very fast for a short distance [↪ jog]
sprint along/across/up etc
Bill sprinted up the steps.
2 to ride, swim etc very fast for a short distance
WORD FOCUS: run WORD FOCUS: run
for exercise: jog

very quickly because you are in a hurry: dash, tear, sprint


See also
run

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