Spring Definition

sprĭng
sprang, springing, springs, sprung
verb
sprang, springing, springs, sprung
To move upward or forward in a single quick motion or a series of such motions; leap.
The goat sprang over the log.
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To move suddenly and rapidly.
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To leap over; vault.
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To start doing something suddenly.
The firefighters sprang into action.
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To cause to close or snap shut, as by a spring.
To spring a trap.
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noun
springs
The quality of elasticity; resilience.
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The act or an instance of springing.
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A device, typically a coil of wire, that returns to its original form after being forced out of shape.
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Energetic bounce.
A spring to one's step.
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Energy or vigor, as in one's walk.
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adjective
Of or acting like a spring; elastic; resilient.
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Having, or supported on, a spring or springs.
A spring mattress.
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Of, for, appearing in, or planted in the spring.
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Coming from a spring (see.
Spring water.
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pronoun
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idiom
spring a leak
  • To starting leak a fluid suddenly:

    The boat sprang a leak. My balloon has sprung a leak.

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spring a leak
  • to begin to leak suddenly or unexpectedly
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Other Word Forms of Spring

Noun

Singular:
spring
Plural:
springs

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Spring

Origin of Spring

  • Middle English springen from Old English springan N., Middle English springe from Old English spring wellspring

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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