Found 2 items, similar to sprang.
English → English
n 1: the season of growth; “the emerging buds were a sure sign of
; “he will hold office until the spring of next
2: a natural flow of ground water [syn: fountain
, natural spring
3: a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position
when pushed or pulled or pressed; “the spring was broken”
4: a light springing movement upwards or forwards [syn: leap
5: the elasticity of something that can be stretched and
returns to its original length [syn: give
6: a point at which water issues forth
v 1: move forward by leaps and bounds; “The horse bounded across
; “The child leapt across the puddle”
you jump over the fence?”
2: develop into a distinctive entity; “our plans began to take
, take form
, take shape
3: spring back; spring away from an impact; “The rubber ball
; “These particles do not resile but they unite
after they collide”
, take a hop
4: produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; “He sprang a
new haircut on his wife”
5: develop suddenly; “The tire sprang a leak”
6: produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; “He sprang
these news on me just as I was leaving”
English → English
(spr[i^]ng), v. i. [imp. Sprang
(spr[u^]ng); p. p. Sprung
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [AS. springan; akin to D. & G. springen, OS. &
OHG. springan, Icel. & Sw. springa, Dan. springe; cf. Gr.
spe`rchesqai to hasten. Cf. Springe
1. To leap; to bound; to jump.
The mountain stag that springs
From height to height, and bounds along the plains.
2. To issue with speed and violence; to move with activity;
to dart; to shoot.
And sudden light
Sprung through the vaulted roof. --Dryden.
3. To start or rise suddenly, as from a covert.
Watchful as fowlers when their game will spring.
4. To fly back; as, a bow, when bent, springs back by its
5. To bend from a straight direction or plane surface; to
become warped; as, a piece of timber, or a plank,
sometimes springs in seasoning.
6. To shoot up, out, or forth; to come to the light; to begin
to appear; to emerge; as a plant from its seed, as streams
from their source, and the like; -- often followed by up,
forth, or out.
Till well nigh the day began to spring. --Chaucer.
To satisfy the desolate and waste ground, and to
cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth.
Do not blast my springing hopes. --Rowe.
O, spring to light; auspicious Babe, be born.
7. To issue or proceed, as from a parent or ancestor; to
result, as from a cause, motive, reason, or principle.
[They found] new hope to spring
Out of despair, joy, but with fear yet linked.
8. To grow; to thrive; to prosper.
What makes all this, but Jupiter the king,
At whose command we perish, and we spring? --Dryden.
To spring at
, to leap toward; to attempt to reach by a
To spring forth
, to leap out; to rush out.
To spring in
, to rush in; to enter with a leap or in haste.
To spring on
or To spring upon
, to leap on; to rush on
with haste or violence; to assault.
imp. of Spring