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English definition of “spring”

spring

verb [I usually + adv/prep] (MOVE QUICKLY)    /sprɪŋ/ (sprang or US also sprung, sprung)
C2 to move quickly and suddenly towards a particular place: I sprang out of bed to answer the door. The organization is ready to spring into action (= start taking action) the moment it receives its funding. He always springs to his feet when she walks in the room.figurative I noticed the way you sprang to his defence when Caroline started joking about his clothes. The lid of the box sprang shut.Moving quickly
(Definition of spring verb (MOVE QUICKLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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