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spring

verb
 
 
/sprɪŋ/ ( past tense and past participle sprang, also US sprung, past participle sprung)
spring back/forward/out, etc to jump or move somewhere suddenly: The cat sprang onto the sofa. I tried to shut the door, but it kept springing open.Moving quickly
spring to life to suddenly become very active: After about 8 o'clock, the city springs to life.Energetic and lively
spring to mind If a word or idea springs to mind, you suddenly think of it: He asked if I knew any good places to go, but nothing sprang to mind.Inspiration and inspiring
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