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spring British & World English

Move or jump suddenly or rapidly upwards or forwards

spring English Thesaurus

Gina sprang to her feet

spring2 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

move suddenly upwards or forwards

come to mind British & World English

(Of a thought) occur to someone

Arab Spring British & World English

A series of anti-government uprisings in various countries in North Africa and the Middle East, beginning in Tunisia in December 2010

Big Spring British & World English

A city in west Texas, an oil industry center northeast of Midland; population 24,270 (est. 2008)

box spring British & World English

Each of a set of vertical springs housed in a frame in a mattress or upholstered chair base

coil spring British & World English

A helical spring made from metal wire

hot spring British & World English

A spring of naturally hot water, typically heated by subterranean volcanic activity

leaf spring British & World English

A spring made of a number of strips of metal curved slightly upwards and clamped together one above the other

spring line British & World English

A hawser laid out diagonally aft from a ship’s bow or forward from a ship’s stern and secured to a fixed point in order to prevent movement or assist maneuvering

spring lock British & World English

A type of lock with a spring-loaded bolt which requires a key only to open it, as distinct from a deadlock

spring roll British & World English

A Chinese snack consisting of a pancake filled with vegetables and sometimes meat, rolled into a cylinder and deep-fried

spring tide British & World English

A tide just after a new or full moon, when there is the greatest difference between high and low water

spring tide New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

tide with the greatest difference between low and high water

Prague Spring British & World English

A brief period of liberalization in Czechoslovakia, ending in August 1968, during which a programme of political, economic, and cultural reform was initiated

Silver Spring British & World English

A residential and commercial suburb in central Maryland, just north of Washington, DC; population 76,540 (2000)

spring beauty British & World English

A spring-flowering succulent plant

spring break British & World English

A week’s holiday for school and college students at Easter

spring clean British & World English

A thorough cleaning of a house or room, typically undertaken in spring

spring fever British & World English

A feeling of restlessness and excitement felt at the beginning of spring

spring greens British & World English

The leaves of young cabbage plants of a variety that does not develop a heart

spring-loaded British & World English

Containing a compressed or stretched spring pressing one part against another

spring onion British & World English

An onion taken from the ground before the bulb has formed, typically eaten raw in salad

spring water British & World English

Water from a spring, as opposed to river water or rainwater

watch spring British & World English

A mainspring in a watch

spring balance British & World English

A balance that measures weight by the tension of a spring

spring equinox British & World English

The equinox in spring, on about 20 March in the northern hemisphere and 22 September in the southern hemisphere

Spring Festival British & World English

Another name for Chinese New Year.

spring mattress British & World English

A mattress containing springs in a frame

spring training British & World English

The preseason period, especially in February and March, when baseball players prepare for the upcoming season

sulphur spring British & World English

A spring of which the water contains sulphur or its compounds

thermal spring British & World English

A spring of naturally hot water

spring a leak British & World English

(Of a boat or container) develop a leak

spring a trap British & World English

Cause a trap for catching animals to close suddenly

Cold Spring Harbor British & World English

A village on the north shore of Long Island in New York, in the town of Huntington, noted as a center for biological research; population 4,975 (2000)

spring up in spring British & World English

Suddenly develop or appear

spring from in spring British & World English

Originate or arise from

spring something on in spring British & World English

Present or propose something suddenly or unexpectedly to (someone)

come to mind in mind British & World English

(Of a thought) occur to someone

spring a leak in spring British & World English

(Of a boat or container) develop a leak

spring a trap in spring British & World English

Cause a trap for catching animals to close suddenly

hairspring British & World English

A slender flat coiled spring regulating the movement of the balance wheel in a watch

innerspring British & World English

North American term for interior-sprung.


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