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spring

Synonyms of spring in English:

verb

  • 1 Gina sprang to her feet the cat sprang off her lap
    leap, jump, bound, vault, hop
  • 2 the branch sprang back
    fly back, recoil;
    kick back
    rare resile
  • 3 some of these feelings spring from fears about death and ageing
  • 4 about fifty men sprang from nowhere and surrounded them
    appear suddenly, appear unexpectedly, materialize
    informal pop up
  • 5 I'm sorry to spring the news on you like this
    announce suddenly/unexpectedly, present suddenly/unexpectedly, introduce suddenly/unexpectedly, reveal suddenly/unexpectedly
  • 6 hotels are springing up all along the coast
    appear, develop quickly, shoot up, sprout up, come into being, come into existence;
    proliferate, mushroom
  • noun

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  • 1 we're getting married next spring
    literary springtide, Maytime
  • 2 with a sudden spring he leapt on to the table
  • 3 the mattress has lost its spring
  • 4 there was a new spring in his step
  • 5 a mineral spring
    source;
    literary well, wellspring, fount
  • 6 the springs of his own emotions
    origin, source, fountainhead, root, roots, basis
  • adjective

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  • two days of warm spring weather
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    vernal relating to the season of spring

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