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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
Translations of “spring”
in Spanish saltar, provenir, cerrar violentamente…
in Arabic يَقْفِز…
in Korean 일어나다…
in Portuguese saltar, pular…
in French sauter, bondir, découler de…
in German springen, entspringen, zuschnappen…
in Catalan saltar…
in Japanese 跳び上がる, 跳ねる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 快速移动, 跳,跃,蹦…
in Chinese (Traditional) 快速移動, 跳,躍,蹦…
in Italian balzare, saltare…
(Definition of spring verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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