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Dictionary definition for: Spring

1. (n) the season of growth; "the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring" "he will hold office until the spring of next year"

2. (v) move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow" "The child leapt across the puddle" "Can you jump over the fence?"

3. (n) a natural flow of ground water

4. (v) develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take shape"

5. (n) a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed; "the spring was broken"

6. (v) spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced" "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

7. (n) a light springing movement upwards or forwards

8. (v) produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang a new haircut on his wife"

9. (n) the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length

10. (v) develop suddenly; "The tire sprang a leak"

11. (n) a point at which water issues forth

12. (v) produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving"

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