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sprint

noun     /sprɪnt/
[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 sprintAthletics [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.Moving quickly
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