verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of sprint
Examples from the Web for sprint
Contemporary Examples of sprint
When you hit a throttle on a sprint car, the car sets sideways.Homicide or Accident in Tony Stewart’s NASCAR Scandal?
August 11, 2014
For this reason, the CDC says its response will be more of a “marathon” than a sprint.CDC Calls Ebola Outbreak ‘Forest Fire’
July 28, 2014
In the late 1990s, Christie went on a sprint to prove his goodwill to the Bush family.Chris Christie’s YOLO Attitude for 2016
May 15, 2014
The results of the sprint matter; only the top 60 finishers qualify for the next event, pursuit.
Sprint: Athletes run around trying to get a cellphone signal.
Historical Examples of sprint
Not so quick on a sprint—you find that yourself, Munro, eh what?The Stark Munro Letters
J. Stark Munro
It is like unhandcuffing a prisoner and saying: “Sprint a bit, I can catch up to you.”The Gorgeous Girl
He broke into a sprint, trying to stay away from the fatal touch.The Status Civilization
You was winnin' all that when you did that sprint for goal your friend Dicky was tellin' about the other day.Torchy
I've just time to drink a glass of wine and sprint for the train.The Easiest Way
Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
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.).