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English definition of “spring”

spring

noun (CURVED METAL)    /sprɪŋ/
[C] a piece of curved or bent metal that can be pressed into a smaller space but then returns to its usual shape : The children have jumped on the couch so much that they've ruined the springs.Spherical, circular and annular objectsGeometrical shapes [U] something's ability to return to its usual shape after it has been pressed : Over the years the mattress has lost its spring.Flexible, loose and yielding
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