spring

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsprɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/sprɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(spring)


Inflections of 'spring' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
springs
v 3rd person singular
springing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
sprang
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
sprung
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
sprung
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

spring

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [natural, mountain, mineral] spring
  2. a [bed, mattress, pole, watch] spring
  3. the [bed] springs [broke, snapped, came off]
  4. the [bed] lost its spring
  5. a [taut, tight, loose] spring
  6. a [warm, hot, cool, cold. rainy, sunny] spring
  7. [roses, strawberries, cherries] grow in the spring
  8. [flowers, plants] blossom in the spring
  9. there was a [nonchalant, confident] spring in his walk
  10. there's not much spring in her [walk, step]
  11. go for a [picnic, ride] in (the) spring
  12. the [breeding, growing, picking] season is in spring
  13. the Arab spring
  14. a spring of [inspiration, knowledge, wisdom]
n as adj
  1. spring [rain, showers, dew]
  2. the spring [season, term, semester]
  3. a spring [uprising, vacation, clean]
  4. [on, during, for] Spring break
v
  1. [nothing] springs to mind
  2. spring into [action, existence, being]
  3. spring into [the spotlight]
  4. spring from place to place
  5. [cases, weeds] are springing up [everywhere]
  6. have sprung up out of nowhere
  7. spring up at the [sound, sight, thought] of
  8. springing (up) [out of, from] the [earth, ground, soil]
  9. spring out of the [ground]
  10. spring out from [behind, under, next to] the
  11. sprang out on me (from)
  12. spring on [him, his victim, her prey]
  13. [ready, poised] to spring
  14. sprang back in [surprise, disgust]
  15. spring forward to [help, assist]
  16. spring forth from the [ground, darkness, unknown]
  17. the door sprang open
  18. spring a trap
  19. the [boat, roof, tank] sprang a leak
  20. spring him from [jail, prison]
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