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spring

Part of speech: Verb

To rise, as from a source; issue or proceed; as, great results often spring from small causes; originate; appear; shoot up; as, the grass springs up; leap; bound; as, to spring over a fence; dart, as a rabbit; start or rise up suddenly; as, a breeze springs up; fly back; as, the bent bow springs back; warp, as a board.

Part of speech: Verb

To start or rouse; to do or disclose suddenly; as, to spring a surprise; explode; as, to spring a mine; crack; strain, as a mast or beam; leap over.

Part of speech: Noun

A leap or bound; an elastic body that yields when pressed and returns to its original form when the pressure is removed; the elastic quality or force of a body; as, the spring of a bow; cause; origin; source; a fountain of water; the season of the year when plants begin to grow.

Part of speech: Past tense

Sprang.

Part of speech: Participle

Sprung.

Part of speech: Participle

Springing.

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