Pronunciation: (sprint), [key]
to race or move at full speed, esp. for a short distance, as in running, rowing, etc.
to traverse in sprinting: to sprint a half mile.
1. a short race at full speed.
2. a burst of speed at any point during a long race, as near the finish line.
3. a brief spell of great activity.
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