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  1. [noun] the season of growth; "the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring"; "he will hold office until the spring of next year"
    Synonyms: time

  2. [noun] a natural flow of ground water
    Synonyms: fountain, outflow, outpouring, natural

  3. [noun] a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed; "the spring was broken"

  4. [noun] a light springing movement upwards or forwards
    Synonyms: leap, leaping, saltation, bound, bounce

  5. [noun] the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    Synonyms: give, iness

  6. [noun] a point at which water issues forth

  7. [verb] move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"
    Synonyms: jump, leap, bound

  8. [verb] develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take shape"
    Synonyms: form, take form, take shape

  9. [verb] spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
    Synonyms: bounce, resile, take a hop, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet

  10. [verb] produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang a new haircut on his wife"

  11. [verb] develop suddenly; "The tire sprang a leak"

  12. [verb] produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving"


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