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Definition of sprint verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sprint

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verb
BrE BrE//sprɪnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sprɪnt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sprint
BrE BrE//sprɪnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sprɪnt//
 
he / she / it sprints
BrE BrE//sprɪnts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sprɪnts//
 
past simple sprinted
BrE BrE//ˈsprɪntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsprɪntɪd//
 
past participle sprinted
BrE BrE//ˈsprɪntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsprɪntɪd//
 
-ing form sprinting
BrE BrE//ˈsprɪntɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsprɪntɪŋ//
 
Athletics
 
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[intransitive, transitive] to run or swim a short distance very fast + adv./prep. He sprinted for the line. Three runners sprinted past. She jumped out of the car and sprinted for the front door. sprint something I sprinted the last few metres. See related entries: Athletics Word Origin late 18th cent. (as a dialect term meaning ‘a bound or spring’): related to Swedish spritta.Extra examples A doctor came sprinting down the corridor. He sprinted towards the finishing line. Mark gathered up his things and sprinted after her.
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