intransitive verbup·sprang or up·sprung , up·sprung, up·spring·ing, up·springs
- To spring up, as from the soil.
- To come into being; arise.
(third-person singular simple present upsprings, present participle upspringing, simple past upsprang or upsprung, past participle upsprung)
- (intransitive) To spring up, rise up, originate.
- (intransitive) To come into being.
- A spring or leap into the air.
From Old English upspring (“origin, birth, rising up, springing up")