sprint noun

ADJ. quick, short | 100-metre, etc.

VERB + SPRINT break into, make The runners broke into a sprint a few hundred yards from the finish. It started raining, so we made a sprint for a cafe.

SPRINT + NOUN relay Jamaica won the gold in the sprint relay. | finish Sato just pipped the Kenyan runner in a sprint finish. | champion Olympic sprint champion Marion Jones | hurdles | double the 100-metre and 200-metre sprint double

PREP. in a ~ This car could comfortably outpace its rivals in a sprint. | ~ for The Moroccan came out best in a frantic sprint for the line.