a simple past tense of spring.
Other definitions for sprang (2 of 2)
a technique of weaving in which the warp is interwoven and there is no weft.
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How to use sprang in a sentence
Jundullah and Jaish ul Adl sprang up “in reaction to that kind of oppression,” he said.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan | Umar Farooq | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Cirque du Soleil obviously sprang to startling success with a variety of shows since its 1987 founding.We’re All Carnies Now: Why We Can’t Quit the Circus | Anthony Paletta | November 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The couples sprang from their seats with handguns drawn and ordered both men to put their heads on the table.
Based on the way they sprang into action on Friday, his family had more than an inkling of what might be ahead.SB Shooting Prompts Question: Should Parents of Mentally Ill Adults Be Able To Commit Them? | Eleanor Clift | May 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Thais sprang into action—or, perhaps one should say, inaction.
The city hell hounds sprang to meet them and the slaughter of inoffensive Europeans began in Darya Gunj.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Here Robinson suddenly turned pale, and, hastily reaching out for his gun, sprang to his feet.Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
At last, tired of fighting an unseen foe, the men arose to their feet, and with a wild cheer sprang forward.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
Water-fowl that had not moved at the first alarm now sprang in myriads from reeds and sedges, and darkened the very air.Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
I sprang forward to leap after her, but hands grasped me and flung me back so violently that I fell down on the platform.Uncanny Tales | Various
British Dictionary definitions for sprang
the past tense of spring
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