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intr.v. up·sprang (-sprăng′) or up·sprung (-sprŭng′), up·sprung, up·spring·ing, up·springs
1. To spring up, as from the soil.
2. To come into being; arise.
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vb, -springs, -springing, -sprang, -sprung or -sprung
(intr) to spring up or come into existence
1. a leap forwards or upwards
2. the act of coming into existence
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v.i. -sprang -sprung, -sprung, -spring•ing.
1. to spring up.
2. to come into being or existence; arise.
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Past participle: upsprung
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