sprint

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Alteration of earlier sprent(to leap; bound; dart), from Middle English sprenten, from Old English *sprentan, from Proto-Germanic *sprantijaną, causative of Proto-Germanic *sprintaną(to jump up; bounce), from Proto-Indo-European *sprend-, *sprendʰ-(to flinch; jump), from Proto-Indo-European *sper-(to twitch; fidget; flinch; jump; be quick). Cognate with Middle High German sprenzen(to sprinkle; splash), Swedish spritta(to startle), Icelandic spretta(to spring forth; emerge; arise; develop).

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Noun[edit]

sprint ‎(plural sprints)

  1. A short race at top speed
  2. A burst of speed or activity
  3. In Agile software development, a period of development of a fixed time that is preceded and followed by meetings.

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Verb[edit]

sprint ‎(third-person singular simple present sprints, present participle sprinting, simple past sprinted or (nonstandard, humorous) sprant, past participle sprinted or (nonstandard, humorous) sprunt)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To run, cycle, etc. at top speed for a short period

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

sprint m

  1. sprint

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

sprint m ‎(plural sprints)

  1. sprint, short top-speed race.

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English

Noun[edit]

sprint m ‎(invariable)

  1. sprint (short, fast race)
  2. vivacity, brio

sprint f ‎(invariable)

  1. A motor car having strong acceleration

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English sprint.

Noun[edit]

sprint m ‎(Cyrillic spelling спринт)

  1. sprint

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

sprint m ‎(plural sprints)

  1. sprint