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English definition of “spring”

spring

verb [I usually + adv/prep] (APPEAR SUDDENLY)    /sprɪŋ/ (sprang or US also sprung, sprung)
C2 to appear or start to exist suddenly: Thousands of new businesses have sprung up in the past couple of years.informal "Where did you spring from? - I didn't see you come in!"Appearing and disappearing
(Definition of spring verb (APPEAR SUDDENLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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