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[sprɪŋ] noun I
1) [C/U] the season between winter and summer
The garden is so beautiful in spring.[/ex]
2) [C] a place where water flows up from under the ground and forms a small stream or pool
3) [C] a long thin piece of metal that is twisted into the shape of a COIL that quickly returns to its original shape after you stop stretching it
4) [C] a quick jump forward or up
II
(past tense sprang [spræŋ] ; past participle sprung [sprʌŋ] ) verb
spring [sprɪŋ]
1) to jump or move quickly and with a lot of energy in a particular direction
The young man turned to hit him, but Corbett sprang back.[/ex]
Robert sprang to his feet (= stood quickly) to shout at the referee.[/ex]
The door sprang open, and Jeremy appeared.[/ex]
2) to perform an action quickly and with energy or force
‘Let's get going,' my father cried, springing into action.[/ex]
‘She was just trying to help!' said Eric, springing to her defence.[/ex]
3) to happen or appear somewhere suddenly or unexpectedly
Tears sprang to his eyes as he thought of Helen.[/ex]
spring a leak — to crack or break so that water or another liquid can get in or out[/ex]
[i]The boat sprang a leak and quickly sank.[/ex]
spring to life — to begin to be active[/ex]
The game finally sprang to life in the second half.[/ex]
spring to mind — if something springs to mind, you suddenly remember it[/ex]
- spring from sth
- spring sth on sb
- spring up

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