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  • v. Present participle of sprint.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or the sport of running at full speed, as in a, short-distance foot-race.


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  • The Swiss star broke Kiefer early in the first set to go up 3-1, at one point sprinting from the baseline for a drop shot and flicking a backhand around the post and down the line for a clean winner. - Federer to Australian Open final

  • Apparently sprinting is an Occidental invention, and the Edo period Japanese did a sort of fast waddle.

    The Gaijin, The Watashi-wa And The Traditional Robe (or kimono)

  • Davis proved there's no animosity between the two by sprinting from the sideline to the far corner of the field to celebrate Foster's first score with him. - Scores

  • Speedskating has already crowned world championships in sprinting and all-around excellence. - World Championships preview: Speedskating

  • North Korea's troops, 70 percent of which are gathered within sprinting distance of the Korean peninsula's tripwire demilitarized zone, go on combat alert and Communist Party officials gather at a hurriedly called meeting in P'yongyang, the North Korean capital.

    Time to End the Korean War

  • The power and speed we have from sprinting translates to pushing a sled down an icy track.

    Ottawa Sun

  • To do that, the frigate was alternately dashing - "sprinting" - forward at maximum speed, then drifting briefly at slower speed to allow her sonar to work with maximum efficiency.

    Red Storm Rising

  • In my present condition the idea of sprinting after a ten-year-old was absurd.


  • The critical question is whether the new law in practice will be closer to Olympic contests such as sprinting, where there are clear rules and little question about who wins, or to gymnastic and skating competitions, which often turn on the particular views of the judges.

    From Brussels to Beijing

  • Said to improve performance in brief, high-intensity exercises such as sprinting - Steroids can build muscles, shrink careers


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