- move or jump suddenly or rapidly upward or forward；move rapidly or suddenly from a constrained position by or as if by the action of a spring
- the season after winter and before summer, in which vegetation begins to appear, in the northern hemisphere from March to May and in the southern hemisphere from September to November；the period from the vernal equinox to the summer solstice.
verb: spring, 3rd person present: springs, gerund or present participle: springing, past tense: sprang, past participle: sprung
noun: spring, plural noun: springs
- 1. move or jump suddenly or rapidly upward or forward I sprang out of bed they sprang to her defense 同義詞
- ▪ move rapidly or suddenly from a constrained position by or as if by the action of a spring the drawer sprang open 同義詞
- ▪ operate suddenly by means of a mechanism the engine sprang into life
- ▪ cause (a game bird) to rise from cover.
- ▪ informal bring about the escape or release of (a prisoner) the president sought to spring the hostages
- 2. originate or arise from madness and creativity could spring from the same source 同義詞
- ▪ appear suddenly or unexpectedly from tears sprang from his eyes
- ▪ suddenly develop or appear a terrible storm sprang up
- ▪ present or propose something suddenly or unexpectedly to (someone) we decided to spring a surprise on them 同義詞
- 3. (especially of wood) become warped or split.
- ▪ (of a boat) suffer splitting of (a mast or other part).
- 4. North American informal pay for, especially as a treat for someone else he's never offered to spring for dinner
- ▪ archaic spend (money) he might spring a few pennies more
- 1. the season after winter and before summer, in which vegetation begins to appear, in the northern hemisphere from March to May and in the southern hemisphere from September to November in spring the garden is a feast of blossom spring rain 同義詞
- ▪ the period from the vernal equinox to the summer solstice.
- ▪ short for spring tide
- 2. a resilient device, typically a helical metal coil, that can be pressed or pulled but returns to its former shape when released, used chiefly to exert constant tension or absorb movement.
- ▪ the ability to spring back strongly; elasticity the mattress has lost its spring 同義詞
- 3. a sudden jump upward or forward with a sudden spring, he leapt onto the table 同義詞
- ▪ informal, dated an escape or release from prison.
- 4. a place where water or oil wells up from an underground source, or the basin or flow formed in such a way spring water 同義詞
- ▪ the origin or a source of something the place was a spring of musical talent 同義詞
- 5. an upward curvature of a ship's deck planking from the horizontal.
- ▪ a split in a wooden plank or spar under strain.