Meaning of “sprint” in the English Dictionary

"sprint" in British English

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sprintverb [ I ]

uk /sprɪnt/ us /sprɪnt/
sprinter
noun [ C ] uk /ˈsprɪn.tər/ us /ˈsprɪn.t̬ɚ/

a world-class sprinter

sprintnoun

uk /sprɪnt/ us /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 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.

(Definition of “sprint” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sprint" in American English

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sprintverb [ I ]

us /sprɪnt/

to run very fast esp. for a short distance, either as a competitor in a sport or because you are in a hurry to get somewhere:

Clark sprinted past Smith and caught the ball in the end zone.
He sprinted off to meet his girlfriend.
sprinter
noun [ C ] us /ˈsprɪn·tər/

Carl Lewis was a world-class sprinter for many years.

sprintnoun [ C ]

us /sprɪnt/

(Definition of “sprint” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)