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spring

spring

 
pronunciation:
sprIng
parts of speech:
verb, noun, adjective
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part of speech: verb
inflections: springs, springing, sprang, sprung
definition 1: to move upward quickly or suddenly; jump.
She sprang over each hurdle with ease.
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synonyms:
bound, dart, hop, jump, leap, vault
similar words:
bounce, caper, catapult, lunge, start
definition 2: to change position suddenly.
He sprang into action when he went into the game.
synonyms:
dart, dash, jump, leap, pop, start
similar words:
bound, shoot, snap
definition 3: to close or move quickly.
The trap springs to catch a mouse.
synonyms:
pop, snap
similar words:
catapult, kick, react, recover
definition 4: to come into being quickly.
Flowers are springing up in the garden.
synonyms:
burst, crop up, mushroom, pop, shoot up, sprout
similar words:
derive, rise
definition 5: to cause to form or develop.
The pipes sprang a leak.
similar words:
develop, form
definition 6: to set free or to give information.
They sprang a bird from the cage.He sprung the secret that there would be a surprise party.
synonyms:
free, let out, release
similar words:
disclose, undo, unfasten
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an elastic device or object that returns to its original shape after being pressed or stretched out.
The car needs new springs.
 
similar words:
bound
definition 2: a quick and sudden movement; jump.
He made a spring to catch the balloon.
synonyms:
bound, hop, leap, vault
similar words:
bounce, jump, skip
definition 3: a flow of water from the earth.
We stopped in the woods to drink water from a spring.
synonyms:
well
definition 4: a season of the year between winter and summer.
Flowers grow in the spring.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having to do with or taking place during the season of spring.
I'm going down south for spring vacation.
definition 2: used for the season of spring.
She went shopping for spring clothes.
derivation: springlike (adj.)
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