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spring verb

ADV. suddenly | apart, back, down, forward, out, up He sprang back in alarm.

VERB + SPRING be ready to, be waiting to The lion crouched, ready to spring.

PREP. at Therese sprang at him and kissed him on both cheeks. | into, out of He sprang out of the car.

PHRASES spring open He worked a knife blade into the drawer and it sprang open. | spring to attention The sentry sprang to attention. | spring to your feet She sprang to her feet and ran to answer the doorbell.