verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- sprinkler system,
- sprint medley,
- sprite crab
Origin of sprint
Examples from the Web for sprint
When you hit a throttle on a sprint car, the car sets sideways.Homicide or Accident in Tony Stewart’s NASCAR Scandal?|Robert Silverman|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For this reason, the CDC says its response will be more of a “marathon” than a sprint.
In the late 1990s, Christie went on a sprint to prove his goodwill to the Bush family.
The results of the sprint matter; only the top 60 finishers qualify for the next event, pursuit.
The penalty for a miss is the same as in the sprint (Dunce Lap).
I waited for a lull, and mounted all my lot behind the bushes and made them sprint to the woods where the Welsh company was.The Childrens' Story of the War, Volume 2 (of 10)|James Edward Parrott
Bad legs, indeed, ran a close race with fits in the pressed man's sprint for liberty.The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore|John R. Hutchinson
But the sprint had played havoc with Sid's wind and he was puffing like a young porpoise.The Crimson Sweater|Ralph Henry Barbour
He insisted that we keep up a steady gait and sprint at the end.The Go Ahead Boys in the Island Camp|Ross Kay
Taking the water-polo ball next, pass it to given points of the tank to secure accuracy, and sprint after it each time.Swimming Scientifically Taught|Frank Eugen Dalton and Louis C. Dalton
Word Origin for sprint
1560s, "to spring, dart," from Old Norse spretta "to jump up." Meaning "to run a short distance at full speed" first recorded 1871. Related: Sprinted; sprinting.
1865, from sprint (v.).