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OTHER WORDS FROM sprungself-sprung, adjectiveun·sprung, adjective
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Definition for sprung (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), sprang or, often, sprung; sprung; spring·ing.
verb (used with object), sprang or, often, sprung; sprung; spring·ing.
- a popular movement calling for liberal reforms and opposing authoritarian restrictions on freedom and information access (usually used in combination): the brief Seoul Spring of 1979–80; the Academic Spring’s goal of free access to published research.See also Prague Spring, Arab Spring.
- a period of liberalization or democratization.
- warp(def 16).
- a line from the quarter of a vessel to an anchor on the bottom, used to hold the vessel at its mooring, broadside to the current.
- the point at which an arch or dome rises from its support.
- the rise or the angle of the rise of an arch.
Origin of spring
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Example sentences from the Web for sprung
Like a Jack in the Box just sprung from coiled captivity, he begins rambling excitedly.
A citizens group, Kansans for Justice, has sprung up as well to oppose retention of Justices Lee Johnson and Eric Rosen.
And in the U.K., dozens of small and large companies have sprung up to serve the market.
Various pain management initiatives have sprung up around the country, whether related to cancer or other causes.
A new type of democracy has sprung up as a result; a unity of thought and expression that is uniquely Brazilian.Brazil’s World Cup Is An Expensive, Exploitative Nightmare|Vac Verikaitis|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, in certain quarters a prejudice against laughing under any circumstances appears to have sprung up.Europe Revised|Irvin S. Cobb
If he bad met Edward Marston face to face now he would have sprung upon him and throttled him where he stood.Rogues and Vagabonds|George R. Sims
A door on the opposite side of the Boundaries was suddenly opened, to give admittance to one who sprung out with a bound.The Channings|Mrs. Henry Wood
The stars were blue as steel in the moonless sky above the arc-lamps; and a cold parching wind had sprung up.Sinister Street, vol. 2|Compton Mackenzie
The lady had sprung to her feet, and had broken through the nearest bushes into the thicket beyond.Star of Mercia|Blanche Devereux
British Dictionary definitions for sprung (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for sprung (2 of 2)
verb springs, springing, sprang, sprung or sprung
- the quality of resilience; elasticity
- (as modifier)spring steel
- a natural outflow of ground water, as forming the source of a stream
- (as modifier)spring water
- a device, such as a coil or strip of steel, that stores potential energy when it is compressed, stretched, or bent and releases it when the restraining force is removed
- (as modifier)a spring mattress
- (sometimes capital) the season of the year between winter and summer, astronomically from the March equinox to the June solstice in the N hemisphere and from the September equinox to the December solstice in the S hemisphere
- (as modifier)spring showers Related adjective: vernal