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sprint

verb [I] uk   /sprɪnt/ us  
to run as fast as you can over a short distance, either in a race or because you are in a great hurry to get somewhere: We had to sprint to catch the bus.
sprinter
noun [C] uk   /ˈsprɪn.tər/ us    /-t̬ɚ/
a world-class sprinter

sprint

noun uk   /sprɪnt/ us  
[C] a short and very fast race, such as the 100 metres, or the last part of a longer race that is run as fast as possible: the 100-metre sprint [S] a very fast run that someone makes when they are in a great hurry to get somewhere: He suddenly broke into (= started) a sprint.
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