springing, present participle; springs, 3rd person singular present; sprung, past participle; sprang, past tense;
Move or jump suddenly or rapidly upward or forward
I sprang out of bed
they sprang to her defense
Move rapidly or suddenly from a constrained position by or as if by the action of a spring
the drawer sprang open
Operate or cause to operate by means of a mechanism
he prepared to spring his trap
the engine sprang into life
Cause (a game bird) to rise from cover
Bring about the escape or release of (a prisoner)
the president sought to spring the hostages
Originate or arise from
madness and creativity could spring from the same source
Appear suddenly or unexpectedly from
tears sprang from his eyes
Suddenly develop or appear
a terrible storm sprang up
Present or propose something suddenly or unexpectedly to (someone)
we decided to spring a surprise on them
Cushion or fit (a vehicle or item of furniture) with springs
a fully sprung mattress
(esp. of wood) Become warped or split
(of a boat) Suffer splitting of (a mast or other part)
Pay for, esp. as a treat for someone else
he's never offered to spring for dinner
he might spring a few pennies more
The season after winter and before summer, in which vegetation begins to appear, in the northern hemisphere from March to May and in the southern hemisphere from September to November
in spring the garden is a feast of blossom
he was in the spring of his years
The period from the vernal equinox to the summer solstice
A resilient device, typically a helical metal coil, that can be pressed or pulled but returns to its former shape when released, used chiefly to exert constant tension or absorb movement
The ability to spring back strongly; elasticity
the mattress has lost its spring
A sudden jump upward or forward
with a sudden spring, he leapt onto the table
An escape or release from prison
A place where water or oil wells up from an underground source, or the basin or flow formed in such a way
The origin or a source of something
the place was a spring of musical talent
An upward curvature of a ship's deck planking from the horizontal
A split in a wooden plank or spar under strain
jump: move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"
the season of growth; "the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring"; "he will hold office until the spring of next year"
a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed; "the spring was broken"
form: develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take shape"
a natural flow of ground water
bounce: spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
SPRING is a freeware GIS and remote sensing image processing system with an object-oriented data model which provides for the integration of raster and vector data representations in a single environment. ...
Spring! is a brand of water produced by CCDA Waters, a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company.
Şpring (Gespreng) is a commune located in Alba County, Romania.
Spring were a 1970s pop music duo (known outside the United States as American Spring), made up of sisters Diane Rovell and Marilyn Wilson, who had earlier been members of girl group The Honeys.
Spring were a Leicester-based British progressive rock band that represented the early 1970s progressive rock movement. A one-shot band, it recorded only one album in its career, a self-titled LP released in 1971. ...
Spring is a 43 story residential condominium in Austin, Texas. Opening and completed in 2009, Spring stands over west Austin. The building was designed by Morris Architects and Pentagram. ...
Traditionally the first of the four seasons of the year in temperate regions, in which plants spring from the ground and trees come into blossom, following winter and preceding summer; Meteorologically, the months of March, April and May in the northern hemisphere (or September, October and ...
(Springs) They hold the car up, resisting the downward movement when the car is in the corner. Springs are located between the suspension and the chassis. All the weight from the car is transferred to the suspension through the springs.
(Springs) The most commonly used springs for upholstery are coil springs and sinuous springs.
(Springs) In slot racing, the only springs used today are those holding in the motor brushes. They come in many various strengths and sizes. Which one is best can only be known by experimenting on your own track's power and racing conditions.
(Springs) Largest tides of the month – opposite of ‘neaps’
(Springs) Noun: The fibreglass Spring at the rear of the Poweriser. Probably the most important part, without this you won't be doing a whole of jumping.
(Springs) The top quality companies will use an "eight-way hand-tied coil spring" construction which is widely viewed to provide the best overall comfort and durability. ...
(Springs) Wire shaped into spirals to provide support and resistance when weight is applied. A spring consists of coils, or the individual turns within the spring.
(Springs) Work in conjunction with shock absorbers or gas/oil; springs extend or compress to cushion road irregularities.
(Springs) are available in straight-rate, dual-rate and progressive with each having unique characteristics. Spring rate is defined as the change in force divided by the change in displacement. Spring preload is the small amount of compression that takes place when the spring is installed. ...
(Springs) steel structure that suspended wagon body above the reach
(springs) In suspensions, the components that support the vehicle’s weight and absorb shocks from bumps and dips in the road.
Springs are sometimes used to return the ejection to a neutral position.