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spring

 (sprĭng)
v. sprang (sprăng) or sprung (sprŭng), sprung, spring·ing, springs
v.intr.
1. To move upward or forward in a single quick motion or a series of such motions; leap: The goat sprang over the log.
2. To move suddenly, especially because of being resilient or moved by a spring: I let the branch spring forward. The door sprang shut.
3. To start doing something suddenly: The firefighters sprang into action.
4.
a. To appear or come into being quickly: New businesses are springing up rapidly.
b. To issue or emerge suddenly: A cry sprang from her lips. A thought springs to mind.
c. To arise from a source; develop: Their frustration springs from a misunderstanding. See Synonyms at stem1.
5. To extend or curve upward, as a rafter or arch.
6. To become warped, split, or cracked. Used of wood.
7. To move out of place; come loose, as parts of a mechanism.
8. Slang To buy something or pay an expense: He offered to spring for the dinner.
v.tr.
1. To cause to leap, dart, or come forth suddenly: The hound sprang a quail.
2. To release from a checked or inoperative position: spring a trap.
3. To present or disclose unexpectedly or suddenly: "He sprung on the world this novel approach to political journalism" (Curtis Wilkie).
4. Slang To cause to be released from prison or other confinement.
5.
a. To cause to warp, split, or crack, as a mast.
b. To have (a mast, for example) warp, split, or crack.
n.
1. An elastic device, such as a coil of wire, that regains its original shape after being compressed or extended.
2.
a. Elasticity; resilience: a mattress with a lot of spring.
b. Energetic bounce: a spring to one's step.
3. The act or an instance of jumping or leaping.
4. A usually rapid return to normal shape after removal of stress; recoil: the spring of a bow.
5. A small stream of water flowing naturally from the earth.
6. A source, beginning, or motive: Her acquaintance was a spring of happiness.
7.
a. The season of the year between winter and summer, during which the weather becomes warmer and plants revive, extending in the Northern Hemisphere from the vernal equinox to the summer solstice and popularly considered to include the months of March, April, and May. In the Southern Hemisphere austral spring includes September, October, and November.
b. A time of growth and renewal.
8. A warping, bending, or cracking, as that caused by excessive force.
9. Architecture The point at which an arch or vault rises from its support.
adj.
1. Of or acting like a spring; resilient.
2. Having or supported by springs: a spring mattress.
3.
a. Relating to or occurring in spring: spring showers; spring planting.
b. Grown during the season of spring: spring crops.
Idiom:
spring a leak
To starting leak a fluid suddenly: The boat sprang a leak. My balloon has sprung a leak.

[Middle English springen, from Old English springan. N., Middle English springe, from Old English spring, wellspring.]

spring

(sprɪŋ)
vb, springs, springing, sprang, sprung or sprung
1. to move or cause to move suddenly upwards or forward in a single motion
2. to release or be released from a forced position by elastic force: the bolt sprang back.
3. (tr) to leap or jump over
4. (intr) to come, issue, or arise suddenly
5. (Mechanical Engineering) (intr) (of a part of a mechanism, etc) to jump out of place
6. to make (wood, etc) warped or split or (of wood, etc) to become warped or split
7. to happen or cause to happen unexpectedly: to spring a surprise; the boat sprung a leak.
8. (intr) to develop or originate: the idea sprang from a chance meeting.
9. (usually foll by: from) to be descended: he sprang from peasant stock.
10. (often foll by: up) to come into being or appear suddenly: factories springing up.
11. (Hunting) (tr) (of a gun dog) to rouse (game) from cover
12. (Hunting) (intr) (of game or quarry) to start or rise suddenly from cover
13. (intr) to appear to have a strong upward movement: the beam springs away from the pillar.
14. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) to explode (a mine) or (of a mine) to explode
15. (tr) to provide with a spring or springs
16. (tr) informal to arrange the escape of (someone) from prison
17. (intr) archaic or poetic (of daylight or dawn) to begin to appear
n
18. the act or an instance of springing
19. a leap, jump, or bound
20.
a. the quality of resilience; elasticity
b. (as modifier): spring steel.
21. the act or an instance of moving rapidly back from a position of tension
22. (Physical Geography)
a. a natural outflow of ground water, as forming the source of a stream
b. (as modifier): spring water.
23. (Mechanical Engineering)
a. a device, such as a coil or strip of steel, that stores potential energy when it is compressed, stretched, or bent and releases it when the restraining force is removed
b. (as modifier): a spring mattress.
24. a structural defect such as a warp or bend
25. (Physical Geography)
a. (sometimes capital) the season of the year between winter and summer, astronomically from the March equinox to the June solstice in the N hemisphere and from the September equinox to the December solstice in the S hemisphere
b. (as modifier): spring showers. vernal
26. the earliest or freshest time of something
27. a source or origin
28. (Cricket) one of a set of strips of rubber, steel, etc, running down the inside of the handle of a cricket bat, hockey stick, etc
29. (Hockey (Field & Ice)) one of a set of strips of rubber, steel, etc, running down the inside of the handle of a cricket bat, hockey stick, etc
30. (Nautical Terms) nautical Also called: spring line a mooring line, usually one of a pair that cross amidships
31. (Zoology) a flock of teal
32. (Architecture) architect another name for springing
[Old English springan; related to Old Norse springa, Old High German springan, Sanskrit sprhayati he desires, Old Slavonic pragu grasshopper]
ˈspringless adj
ˈspringˌlike adj

spring

(sprɪŋ)

v. sprang or, often, sprung; sprung; spring•ing; v.i.
1. to rise, leap, or move suddenly and swiftly: a tiger about to spring.
2. to be released suddenly from a constrained position: The door sprang open.
3. to issue forth suddenly or forcefully: Oil sprang from the well.
4. to come into being; arise: Industries sprang up in the suburbs.
5. to have as one's birth or lineage: to spring from seafaring folk.
6. to extend upward.
7. to take an upward course or curve from a point of support, as an arch.
8. to occur suddenly: An objection sprang to mind.
9. to become bent or warped.
v.t.
10. to cause to spring.
11. to cause the sudden operation of: to spring a trap.
12. to cause to work loose, warp, or split: Moisture sprang the board from the fence.
13. to undergo the development of: sprang a leak.
14. to bend by force.
15. to produce by surprise: to spring a joke.
16. to leap over.
17. Slang. to secure the release of from confinement.
18. spring for, Informal. to pay for; treat someone to.
n.
19. an act of springing; a sudden leap or bound.
20. an elastic quality: a spring in his walk.
21. a structural defect caused by a warp or crack.
22. an issue of water from the ground.
23. the place of such an issue: mineral springs.
24. a source; fountainhead: a spring of inspiration.
25. an elastic contrivance or body, as a strip or wire of steel coiled spirally, that recovers its shape after being compressed, bent, or stretched.
26. the season between winter and summer, marked by the budding and growth of plants and the onset of warmer weather: in the Northern Hemisphere from the March equinox to the June solstice; in the Southern Hemisphere from the September equinox to the December solstice.
27. the first stage and freshest period: the spring of life.
28. Also called springing.
a. the point at which an arch or dome rises from its support.
b. the rise or the angle of the rise of an arch.
[before 900; Old English springan, c. Old Frisian springa, Old Saxon, Old High German springan, Old Norse springa; (n.) Old English spring issue of a stream, c. Middle Low German, Old High German spring]

spring

(sprĭng)
1. A device, such as a coil of wire, that returns to its original shape after being compressed or stretched. Because of their ability to return to their original shape, springs are used to store energy, as in mechanical clocks, and to absorb or lessen energy, as in the suspension system of vehicles.
2. A small stream of water flowing naturally from the earth.
3. The season of the year between winter and summer, during which the weather becomes warmer and plants revive. In the Northern Hemisphere, it extends from the vernal equinox to the summer solstice.

Spring

 a group of animals or birds flushed from their covert; a flow of water or similar flow; a copse or grove of young trees; young shoots or new growth.
Examples: spring of blood, 1596; of honour, 1509; of all my joys, 1709; of oaks; of plants, 1601; of roses, 1667; of talk, 1818; of teal, 1450; of thoughts, 1892; of waters of grace, 1440; of wood, 1483.

spring

Spring is the season between winter and summer.

If you want to say that something happens every year during this season, you say that it happens in spring or in the spring.

In spring birds nest here.
Their garden is full of flowers in the spring.

Be Careful!
Don't say that something happens 'in the springs' or 'in springs'.

spring


Past participle: sprung
Gerund: springing

Imperative
spring
spring
Present
I spring
you spring
he/she/it springs
we spring
you spring
they spring
Preterite
I sprang
you sprang
he/she/it sprang
we sprang
you sprang
they sprang
Present Continuous
I am springing
you are springing
he/she/it is springing
we are springing
you are springing
they are springing
Present Perfect
I have sprung
you have sprung
he/she/it has sprung
we have sprung
you have sprung
they have sprung
Past Continuous
I was springing
you were springing
he/she/it was springing
we were springing
you were springing
they were springing
Past Perfect
I had sprung
you had sprung
he/she/it had sprung
we had sprung
you had sprung
they had sprung
Future
I will spring
you will spring
he/she/it will spring
we will spring
you will spring
they will spring
Future Perfect
I will have sprung
you will have sprung
he/she/it will have sprung
we will have sprung
you will have sprung
they will have sprung
Future Continuous
I will be springing
you will be springing
he/she/it will be springing
we will be springing
you will be springing
they will be springing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been springing
you have been springing
he/she/it has been springing
we have been springing
you have been springing
they have been springing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been springing
you will have been springing
he/she/it will have been springing
we will have been springing
you will have been springing
they will have been springing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been springing
you had been springing
he/she/it had been springing
we had been springing
you had been springing
they had been springing
Conditional
I would spring
you would spring
he/she/it would spring
we would spring
you would spring
they would spring
Past Conditional
I would have sprung
you would have sprung
he/she/it would have sprung
we would have sprung
you would have sprung
they would have sprung
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spring - the season of growthspring - the season of growth; "the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring"; "he will hold office until the spring of next year"
time of year, season - one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions; "the regular sequence of the seasons"
2.spring - a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed; "the spring was broken"
bedspring - (usually plural) one of the springs holding up the mattress of a bed
coil spring, volute spring - a spring in the shape of a coil
elastic device - any flexible device that will return to its original shape when stretched
leaf spring - long narrow spring consisting of several layers of metal springs bracketed together
mainspring - the most important spring in a mechanical device (especially a clock or watch); as it uncoils it drives the mechanism
spiral spring - a spring that is wound like a spiral
3.spring - a natural flow of ground waterspring - a natural flow of ground water  
Fountain of Youth - a fountain described in folk tales as able to make people young again; "Ponce de Leon discovered Florida while searching for the Fountain of Youth"
geological formation, formation - (geology) the geological features of the earth
geyser - a spring that discharges hot water and steam
hot spring, thermal spring - a natural spring of water at a temperature of 70 F or above
4.spring - a point at which water issues forth
origin, source, root, rootage, beginning - the place where something begins, where it springs into being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root"
5.spring - the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
elasticity, snap - the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed; "the waistband had lost its snap"
6.spring - a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwardsspring - a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
jumping, jump - the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground; "he advanced in a series of jumps"; "the jumping was unexpected"
capriole, caper - a playful leap or hop
pounce - the act of pouncing
Verb1.spring - move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
pronk - jump straight up; "kangaroos pronk"
bounce, rebound, ricochet, take a hop, resile, spring, recoil, bound, reverberate - spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
burst - move suddenly, energetically, or violently; "He burst out of the house into the cool night"
bounce - leap suddenly; "He bounced to his feet"
capriole - perform a capriole, of horses in dressage
galumph - move around heavily and clumsily; "the giant tortoises galumphed around in their pen"
ski jump - jump on skis
saltate - leap or skip, often in dancing; "These fish swim with a saltating motion"
vault - bound vigorously
leapfrog - jump across; "He leapfrogged his classmates"
vault, overleap - jump across or leap over (an obstacle)
curvet - perform a leap where both hind legs come off the ground, of a horse
hop, hop-skip, skip - jump lightly
caper - jump about playfully
hop - make a jump forward or upward
2.spring - develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take shape"
regenerate - be formed or shaped anew
become - come into existence; "What becomes has duration"
3.spring - spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
kick back, recoil, kick - spring back, as from a forceful thrust; "The gun kicked back into my shoulder"
bound off, skip - bound off one point after another
carom - rebound after hitting; "The car caromed off several lampposts"
bound, jump, leap, spring - move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"
4.spring - develop suddenly; "The tire sprang a leak"
acquire, develop, produce, grow, get - come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"
5.spring - produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving"
disclose, let on, divulge, expose, give away, let out, reveal, unwrap, discover, bring out, break - make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case"

spring

noun
1. springtime, springtide (literary) We met again in the spring of 1977.
2. source, root, origin, well, beginning, cause, fount, fountainhead, wellspring the hidden springs of consciousness
3. flexibility, give (informal), bounce, resilience, elasticity, recoil, buoyancy, springiness, bounciness Put some spring back into your old sofa.
4. vigour, energy, vitality, life, spirit, verve, welly (slang), brio, vivacity, liveliness, jauntiness The sky was blue and we walked with a spring in our step.
verb
1. jump, bound, leap, bounce, hop, rebound, vault, recoil The lion roared once and sprang.
2. (often with from) originate, come, derive, start, issue, grow, emerge, proceed, arise, stem, descend, be derived, emanate, be descended The art springs from the country's Muslim heritage.
3. announce suddenly, present suddenly, introduce suddenly, reveal suddenly McLaren sprang a new idea on him.
adjective
1. vernal, springlike Walking carefree through the fresh spring rain.
noun
1. geyser, hot spring, fount (literary), well head, thermal spring To the north are the hot springs.
spring up appear, develop, come into existence or being, mushroom, burgeon, shoot up New theatres and arts centres sprang up all over the country.
Related words
adjective vernal
Quotations
"April is the cruellest month, breeding"
"Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing"
"Memory and desire, stirring"
"Dull roots with spring rain" [T.S. Eliot The Waste Land]

spring

verb
1. To move off the ground by a muscular effort of the legs and feet:
2. To bound lightly:
3. To move in a lively way:
4. To have as a source:
5. To have hereditary derivation:
Idiom: trace one's descent.
6. Slang. To set at liberty:
Idiom: let loose.
noun
2. The act of jumping:
3. A light bounding movement:
4. A sudden lively movement:
6. A basis for an action or a decision:
cause, ground (often used in plural), motivation, motive, reason.
7. The initial stage of a developmental process:
8. The season of the year during which the weather becomes warmer and plants revive:
9. The time of life between childhood and maturity:
adjective
Of, occurring in, or characteristic of the season of spring:
Translations
bron
إمْتِداد وارْتِدادالرَّبِيعرَفّاصزُنْبُرُكعين
изворпролетпружинаскачам
primavera
jaropružinapramenpramenitpružnost
forårhoppekildefjederspringe
fontoprintemporisorto
kevadvedru
بهار
jousikevätlähdenoustaponnahtaa
oprugaproljeće
rugótavaszforráslecsapódik
pegasper
vorfjöîrungormur, fjöîurlækur, lindloka , skella
ばね
용수철
fonsver
spyruoklėpavasarisšaltinėlisspyruoklinisspyruokliuojantis
atsperepavasarisrastiesstrautiņšatsperīgums
arcizvorprimăvară
jarklapnúťpružina
izvirpomladvzmetpero
fjädervårhoppakälla
ฤดูใบไม้ผลิลวดสปริง
lò xomùa xuân

spring

[sprɪŋ] (sprang (vb: pt) (sprung (pp)))
A. N
1. (also Spring) (= season) → primavera f
in springen primavera
in early/late springa principios/a finales de la primavera
I like to go walking in (the) springme gusta salir a pasear en primavera
in the spring of 1956en la primavera de 1956
one spring morninguna mañana de primavera
spring is in the airse siente la llegada de la primavera
2. (in watch) → muelle m, resorte m; (in mattress, sofa) → muelle m springs (Aut) → ballestas fpl
3. [of water] → fuente f, manantial m
a mountain springun manantial
hot springsfuentes fpl termales
4. (= leap) → salto m, brinco m
in one springde un salto or brinco
to walk with a spring in one's stepcaminar con brío
5. (= elasticity) → elasticidad f
6. (liter) (usu pl) (= origin, source) → origen m
B. VT
1. (= present suddenly) to spring sth on sbsoltar algo a algn (de buenas a primeras)
the redundancies were sprung on the staff without warningsoltaron la noticia de los despidos a la plantilla sin previo aviso
to spring a surprise on sbdar una sorpresa a algn
to spring a leak [boat] → empezar a hacer agua
the fuel tank sprang a leakel depósito del combustible empezó a perder
2. (= release) [+ trap] → hacer saltar; [+ lock] → soltar
to spring sb from jailayudar a algn a fugarse de la cárcel
3. (= leap over) → saltar, saltar por encima de
C. VI
1. (= leap) → saltar
to spring asidehacerse rápidamente a un lado
to spring at sbabalanzarse sobre algn
the cat sprang at my faceel gato se me tiró or se me abalanzó a la cara
to spring back [person, animal] → saltar para atrás
the branch sprang backla rama volvió hacia atrás como un látigo
where did you spring from?¿de dónde diablos has salido?
to spring into actionentrar en acción
to spring into the airdar un salto en el aire
the engine finally sprang into lifepor fin el motor arrancó
the cat sprang onto the roofel gato dio un salto y se puso en el tejado
to spring openabrirse de golpe
her name sprang out at me from the pageal mirar la página su nombre me saltó a la vista
to spring out of bedsaltar de la cama
she sprang over the fencesaltó por encima de la valla
to spring shutcerrarse de golpe
to spring to sb's aid or helpcorrer a ayudar a algn
to spring to attentionponerse en posición de firme
to spring to one's feetlevantarse de un salto
a number of examples spring to mindse me vienen a la mente or se me ocurren varios ejemplos
2. (= originate) [stream] → brotar, nacer; [river] → nacer; [buds, shoots] → brotar
to spring from sth: the idea sprang from a TV programme he sawla idea surgió de un programa de televisión que vio
his anger sprang from his sufferingla furia le venía del sufrimiento
3. (liter) (= be born) [person] → nacer
to spring into existencesurgir de la noche a la mañana, aparecer repentinamente
D. CPD [flowers, rain, sunshine, weather] → primaveral, de primavera
spring balance Npeso m de muelle
spring binder N (= file) → carpeta f de muelles
spring bolt Npestillo m de golpe
spring break N (US) (Educ) → vacaciones fpl de Semana Santa
spring chicken Npolluelo m
she's no spring chickenno es ninguna niña
spring fever Nfiebre f primaveral
spring greens NPL (Brit) → verduras fpl de primavera
spring gun Ntrampa f de alambre y escopeta
spring lock Ncandado m
spring mattress Ncolchón m de muelles, somier m
spring onion Ncebolleta f, cebollino m
spring roll Nrollito m de primavera
spring tide Nmarea f viva
spring water Nagua f de manantial
spring up VI + ADV
1. [building, settlement, organization] → surgir; [plant, weeds] → brotar; [wind, storm] → levantarse; [doubt, rumour, friendship] → surgir, nacer
2. [person] (from chair) → levantarse de un salto

spring

[ˈsprɪŋ]
n
(= season) → printemps m
in spring → au printemps
in the spring → au printemps
(= leap) → bond m, saut m
(= coiled metal) → ressort m
(= bounciness) → élasticité f
to walk with a spring in one's step → marcher d'un pas léger
[water] → source f
modif
(referring to season) [afternoon, day, evening, sunshine, weather] → printanier/ière, de printemps; [collection, fair, flower] → de printemps
spring term (at school)deuxième trimestre
(= with metal springs) [mattress, bedding] → à ressorts
vb [sprang] (pt) [sprung] (pp)
vi
(= leap) [person, animal] → bondir
The panther crouched, ready to spring → La panthère se tapit, prête à bondir.
to spring to one's feet → se lever d'un bond
He sprang to his feet → Il se leva d'un bond.
to spring to attention → se mettre au garde-à-vous
The guard sprang to attention → Le garde se mit au garde-à-vous.
to spring into action → passer à l'action
to spring into life → se mettre en marche brusquement
(= move suddenly) [object] to spring open → s'ouvrir brusquement
The lid of the boot sprang open → Le coffre s'ouvrit brusquement.
(= stem) to spring from → provenir de
vt
to spring a leak [pipe, bucket] → se mettre à fuir; [boat] → commencer à prendre l'eau
(= surprise) to spring sth on sb → annoncer qch à qn de but en blanc
He sprang the news on me → Il m'a annoncé la nouvelle de but en blanc.
spring up
vi [problem] → se présenter, surgir; [buildings, businesses] → surgir

spring

vb: pret <sprang or (US) sprung>, ptp <sprung>
n
(lit, fig liter: = source) → Quelle f; springs (fig liter: = origins) → Ursprung m
(= season)Frühling m, → Frühjahr nt, → Lenz m (poet); in (the) springim Frühling, im Frühjahr; spring is in the airder Frühling liegt in der Luft, der Lenz hält seinen Einzug (poet); in the spring of his lifeim Frühling seines Lebens, im Lenz des Lebens (poet)
(= leap)Sprung m, → Satz m; to make a spring at somebody/somethingsich auf jdn/etw stürzen
(Mech) → Feder f; (in mattress, seat etc) → (Sprung)feder f; springs (Aut) → Federung f
no pl (= bounciness, of chair) → Federung f; (of wood, grass etc)Nachgiebigkeit f, → Elastizität f; to walk with a spring in one’s stepmit federnden Schritten gehen; the news put an extra spring in his stepdie Nachricht beflügelte seine Schritte
adj attr
(seasonal) → Frühlings-; a spring dayein Frühlingstag m
(= with springs)gefedert; spring mattressFederkernmatratze f
vt
(= leap over)überspringen, springen über (+acc)
(= put springs in)federn
(= cause to operate)auslösen; mineexplodieren lassen; lock, mousetrap etczuschnappen lassen; to spring a leak (pipe) → (plötzlich) undicht werden; (ship) → (plötzlich) ein Leck bekommen; to spring something on somebody (fig, idea, decision) → jdn mit etw konfrontieren; to spring a piece of news on somebodyjdn mit einer Neuigkeit überraschen; to spring a surprise on somebodyjdn völlig überraschen
(inf, = free) → rausholen (inf)
vi
(= leap)springen; (= be activated)ausgelöst werden; (mousetrap)zuschnappen; to spring at somebodyjdn anspringen; to spring out at somebodyauf jdn losspringen; to spring openaufspringen; to be poised to spring (lit, fig)sprungbereit sein; to spring into the saddlesich in den Sattel schwingen; to spring to one’s feetaufspringen; to spring out of bedaus dem Bett hüpfen; tears sprang to her eyesihr schossen die Tränen in die Augen; his hand sprang to his guner griff (schnell) zur Waffe; an oath sprang to his lipsein Fluch drängte sich auf seine Lippen (geh); to spring into actionaktiv werden; (police, fire brigade etc)in Aktion treten; to spring to attention (Mil) → Haltung annehmen; to spring to armszu den Waffen eilen; to spring into viewplötzlich in Sicht kommen; to spring to mindeinem einfallen; to spring to somebody’s aid/defencejdm zu Hilfe eilen; he sprang to fameer wurde plötzlich berühmt; to spring (in)to life(plötzlich) lebendig werden; the debate sprang (in)to lifees kam plötzlich Leben in die Debatte
(= issue: also spring forth, liter, water, blood) → (hervor)quellen (from aus); (fire, sparks)sprühen (from aus); (shoot) → (hervor)sprießen (from aus); (from family etc) → abstammen (from von); (fig, idea) → entstehen (from aus); (interest, irritability etc)herrühren (from von); where did you spring from? (inf)wo kommst du denn her?; to spring into existence(plötzlich or rasch) entstehen

spring

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spring balance
nFederwaage f
spring binder
nKlemmhefter m
springboard
n (lit, fig)Sprungbrett nt

spring

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spring chicken
nStubenküken nt; he’s no spring (fig inf)er ist nicht mehr feucht hinter den Ohren (inf)
spring-clean
vtgründlich putzen; to spring a house(in einem Haus) Frühjahrsputz machen
spring-cleaning

spring

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springless
adjungefedert
spring-like
spring-loaded
adjmit einer Sprungfeder; to be springeine Sprungfeder haben
spring mattress
nFederkernmatratze f
spring onion
n (Brit) → Frühlingszwiebel f
spring roll
spring tide
nSpringflut f
springtide
n (poet: = springtime) → Lenz m (poet)
springtime
nFrühlingszeit f, → Frühjahr nt; (fig)Frühling m, → Lenz m (poet)
spring water
nQuellwasser nt
spring wheat
nSommerweizen m

spring

[sprɪŋ] (sprang (vb: pt) (sprung (pp)))
1. n
a. (season) → primavera
in spring, in the spring → in primavera
spring is in the air → c'è aria di primavera
b. (coiled metal, also) (Tech) → molla
c. springs npl (Aut) → sospensioni fpl, balestre fpl
d. (of water) → sorgente f
hot spring → sorgente termale
e. (leap) → salto, balzo
in one spring → in un salto
f. (bounciness) → elasticità
to walk with a spring in one's step → camminare con passo elastico
2. vt (trap, lock) → far scattare
to spring a leak (pipe) → cominciare a perdere
the boat has sprung a leak → s'è aperta una falla nella barca
he sprang a question on me (fig) → mi ha fatto una domanda a bruciapelo
to spring a surprise on sb → fare una sorpresa a qn
he sprang the news on me → mi ha sorpreso con quella notizia
he sprang it on me → mi ha preso alla sprovvista
3. vi
a. (leap) → saltare, balzare
to spring aside/forward → balzare da una parte/in avanti
to spring back → saltare or scattare all'indietro
the door sprang open → la porta si aprì di scatto
where on earth did you spring from? (fam) → da dove spunti?
to spring into the air → fare un balzo in aria
to spring into action → entrare rapidamente in azione
to spring to one's feet → scattare in piedi
to spring to mind → venire in mente
b. (originate, gen) → sorgere; (tears) → sgorgare
4. adj
a. (of season) → di primavera, primaverile
b. (with springs, mattress) → a molle
spring up vi + adv (person) → saltar su; (plant, weeds, building) → spuntare; (problem, obstacle) → presentarsi; (wind, storm) → alzarsi, levarsi; (doubt, friendship, rumour) → nascere

spring

(spriŋ) past tense sprang (spraŋ) : past participle sprung (spraŋ) verb
1. to jump, leap or move swiftly (usually upwards). She sprang into the boat.
2. to arise or result from. His bravery springs from his love of adventure.
3. to (cause a trap to) close violently. The trap must have sprung when the hare stepped in it.
noun
1. a coil of wire or other similar device which can be compressed or squeezed down but returns to its original shape when released. a watch-spring; the springs in a chair.
2. the season of the year between winter and summer when plants begin to flower or grow leaves. Spring is my favourite season.
3. a leap or sudden movement. The lion made a sudden spring on its prey.
4. the ability to stretch and spring back again. There's not a lot of spring in this old trampoline.
5. a small stream flowing out from the ground.
ˈspringy adjective
1. able to spring back into its former shape. The grass is very springy.
2. having spring. These floorboards are springy.
ˈspringiness noun
sprung (sprŋa) adjective
having springs. a sprung mattress.
ˈspringboard noun
1. a springy type of diving-board.
2. a board on which gymnasts jump before vaulting.
spring cleaning
thorough cleaning of a house etc especially in spring.
ˈspringtime noun
the season of spring.
spring up
to develop or appear suddenly. New buildings are springing up everywhere.

spring

الرَّبِيع, زُنْبُرُك jaro, pružina fjeder, forår Feder, Frühling άνοιξη, ελατήριο muelle, primavera, resorte jousi, kevät printemps, ressort opruga, proljeće molla, primavera ばね, 春, 용수철 lente, springveer spole, vår sprężyna, wiosna mola, primavera весна, пружина fjäder, vår ฤดูใบไม้ผลิ, ลวดสปริง ilkbahar, yay lò xo, mùa xuân 弹簧, 春天

spring

n primavera
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The hall was empty, and they had a grand polka, for Laurie danced well, and taught her the German step, which delighted Jo, being full of swing and spring.
In the fall after the beginning of her acquaintanceship with him she married Doc- tor Reefy and in the following spring she died.
I saw his coils tighten--now he would spring, spring his length, I remembered.
The air was mild and caressing, but cool with the breath of spring and the night.
There are fashionable and well-attended watering-places at and near the spring where Hawkeye halted to drink, and roads traverse the forests where he and his friends were compelled to journey without even a path.
spring, thou chap with the red whiskers; spring there, Scotchcap; spring, thou green pants.
Get behind me, Nada," cried Umslopogaas, brandishing his spear, "the lion is about to spring.
I said to myself, as I stepped along in the spring morning air; for, being a pilgrim, I was involuntarily in a mediaeval frame of mind, and "Marry
This weak point might be a mere speck on the glass, no larger than a pea, under which the spring lay hidden.
When it moved it jumped like a frog, and with every spring it covered half a mile of ground.
This spring, or rather these two springs, are two holes, each about two feet diameter, a stone's cast distant from each other; the one is but about five feet and a half in depth--at least we could not get our plummet farther, perhaps because it was stopped by roots, for the whole place is full of trees; of the other, which is somewhat less, with a line of ten feet we could find no bottom, and were assured by the inhabitants that none ever had been found.
Last night within my chamber's gloom some vague light breath of Spring Came wandering and whispering, and bade my soul take wing.