When you run really fast, you sprint. You and your sister might sprint to the bus stop, racing to see who can get there first.

In the sport of track and field, a sprint is a short race that's run at top speed the whole way. Two professional cyclists also sprint when they race on bikes that start out side-by-side. If you notice a swarm of angry wasps heading your direction, you can sprint indoors, hoping you move faster than they do. Sprint has a Scandinavian root, possibly the Old Norse word spretta, "to jump up."

Definitions of sprint
  1. verb
    run very fast, usually for a short distance
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    type of:
    move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time
  2. noun
    a quick run
    synonyms: dash
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    a sudden dash
    fast break
    (basketball) a rapid dash to get a shot as soon as possible after taking possession of the ball
    type of:
    run, running
    the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
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