sprint Definition

  • 1run at full speed over a short distance
  • 2a short race run at full speed

Using sprint: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "sprint" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He sprinted the last 100 meters of the race.

  • Example

    She sprinted to catch the bus.

  • Example

    The final lap of the race was a sprint to the finish line.

  • Example

    He won the 100-meter sprint at the Olympics.

sprint Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for sprint

Antonyms for sprint

Idioms Using sprint

  • in the final stage of a race or competition


    She was in the lead as they entered the home stretch, but he managed to overtake her and win the race.

  • to start doing something with energy and enthusiasm


    Now that we have all the supplies, we're off to the races!

  • to start doing something immediately and with a lot of energy and enthusiasm


    She hit the ground running on her first day at the new job and quickly became a valuable member of the team.

Phrases with sprint

  • sprint finish

    a close and exciting finish to a race, with runners or cyclists competing at full speed to cross the finish line first


    The marathon ended with a sprint finish, with the top three runners crossing the finish line within seconds of each other.

  • a type of training that involves short bursts of high-intensity exercise followed by periods of rest or low-intensity exercise


    Sprint training is a great way to improve your speed and endurance.

  • sprint triathlon

    a triathlon race that consists of a 750-meter swim, a 20-kilometer bike ride, and a 5-kilometer run


    The sprint triathlon is a great way for beginners to get into the sport.

Origins of sprint

from Old Norse 'sprintan', meaning 'to jump up, burst forth'


Summary: sprint in Brief

'Sprint' [sprɪnt] refers to running at full speed over a short distance, or a short race run at full speed. It can be used in phrases like 'sprint finish,' where competitors race to cross the finish line first, and 'sprint training,' which involves short bursts of high-intensity exercise. Idioms like 'in the home stretch' and 'hit the ground running' are also associated with 'sprint.'

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