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spring (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
a) (1) - dart shoot sparks sprang out from the fire
(2) to be resilient or elastic , also to move by elastic force - the lid sprang shut
b) to become warped
2.
to issue with speed and force or as a stream - tears spring from our eyes
3.
a) to grow as a plant
b) to issue by birth or descent - sprang from the upper class
c) to come into being - arise towns sprang up across the plains
d) archaic - dawn
e) to begin to blow - used with up a breeze quickly sprang up
4.
a) to make a leap or series of leaps - springing across the lawn
b) to leap or jump up suddenly - sprang from their seats
5.
to stretch out in height - rise
6.
transitive verb
- pay used with for I'll spring for the drinks
1.
to cause to spring
2.
a) to undergo or bring about the splitting or cracking of - wind sprang the mast
b) to undergo the opening of (a leak)
3.
a) to cause to operate suddenly - spring a trap
b) to apply or insert by bending
c) to bend by force
4.
to leap over
5.
to produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly
6.
to make lame
7.
to release or cause to be released from confinement or custody - sprung them from jail
spring (noun)
1.
a) a source of supply , especially a source of water issuing from the ground
b) an ultimate source especially of action or motion
2.
- spring tide
3.
a time or season of growth or development , specifically the season between winter and summer comprising in the northern hemisphere usually the months of March, April, and May or as reckoned astronomically extending from the March equinox to the June solstice
4.
an elastic body or device that recovers its original shape when released after being distorted
5.
a) the act or an instance of leaping up or forward - bound
b) (1) capacity for - springing resilience
(2) - energy bounce
6.
the point or plane at which an arch or vault curve from its impost - springs
spring (verb)
transitive verb
to fit with - springs
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
spring (noun)
1.
an act of leaping into the air
SYNONIMS:
bound, hop, leap, spring, vault
RELATED WORDS:
bounce, lope, skip; caper, capriole, gambado, gambol; attack, pounce; dive, pitch, plunge
spring (noun)
2.
a point or place at which something is invented or provided
SYNONIMS:
cradle, font, fountain, fountainhead, origin, root, seedbed, spring, well, wellspring
RELATED WORDS:
beginning, commencement, dawn, day one, genesis, get-go ( git-go), inception, incipience, incipiency, kickoff, launch, morning, nascence, nascency, onset, outset, start, threshold; baseline, first base, ground zero, square one
spring (verb)
1.
to come into existence
SYNONIMS:
actualize, appear, arise, break, commence, dawn, engender, form, materialize, originate, set in, spring, start
RELATED WORDS:
be, breathe, exist, live, subsist; arrive, come on, emerge; coalesce, cohere, shape (up); continue, endure, last, persist, survive
NEAR ANTONYMS:
conclude, desist, discontinue, finish, halt, quit, terminate; disappear, dissolve, evaporate, vanish; depart, die, expire, pass away, perish
cease, end, stop
spring (verb)
2.
to propel oneself upward or forward into the air
SYNONIMS:
bound, hop, leap, spring, vault
RELATED WORDS:
bounce, hurdle, leapfrog, lope, skip; buck; caper, capriole, cavort, frolic, gambol, romp; attack, pounce; shoot, skyrocket
spring (verb)
3.
to set free (as from slavery or confinement)
SYNONIMS:
discharge, disenthrall ( disenthral), emancipate, enfranchise, enlarge, liberate, loose, loosen, manumit, release, spring, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetter
RELATED WORDS:
bail (out), deliver, parole, ransom, redeem, rescue, save; adrift, disembarrass, disencumber, disengage, disentangle, extricate; unshackle
NEAR ANTONYMS:
handcuff, manacle, shackle, trammel; commit, immure, imprison, incarcerate, intern, jail, lock (up); conquer, enslave, subdue, subjugate
bind, confine, enchain, fetter, restrain
spring (verb)
to give what is owed for
SYNONIMS:
ante up, balance, clear, discharge, foot, liquidate, meet, pay off, pay up, pony up, quit, recompense, settle, spring (for), stand
repudiate
spring (verb)
to come to one's attention especially gradually or unexpectedly
SYNONIMS:
come up, crop (up), emerge, materialize, spring (up), surface
RELATED WORDS:
appear, come out, show up, turn up; chance, come, come about, fall out, go (on), go off, hap, happen, occur, pass, transpire; interfere, interpose, intervene, intrude
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