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1    bounce, bound, hop, jump, leap, rebound, recoil, vault  
2      (often with)       from   arise, be derived, be descended, come, derive, descend, emanate, emerge, grow, issue, originate, proceed, start, stem  
3      (with)       up   appear, burgeon, come into existence or being, develop, mushroom, shoot up  
4    bound, buck, hop, jump, leap, saltation, vault  
5    bounce, bounciness, buoyancy, elasticity, flexibility, give     (informal)   recoil, resilience, springiness  
6    beginning, cause, fount, fountainhead, origin, root, source, well, wellspring  
7      (of the season)   springlike, vernal  
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  ( springs    plural & 3rd person present)   ( springing    present participle)   ( sprang    past tense)   ( sprung    past participle  )
1       n-var   Spring is the season between winter and summer when the weather becomes warmer and plants start to grow again.  
We met again in the spring of 1977.     
2       n-count   A spring is a spiral of wire which returns to its original shape after it is pressed or pulled.  
Both springs in the fuel pump were broken.     
3       n-count   A spring is a place where water comes up through the ground. It is also the water that comes from that place.  
usu pl  
To the north are the hot springs of Banyas de Sant Loan.     
4       verb   When a person or animal springs, they jump upwards or forwards suddenly or quickly.  
He sprang to his feet, grabbing his keys off the coffee table...      V prep  
Throwing back the sheet, he sprang from the bed...      V prep  
The lion roared once and sprang.      V  
5       verb   If something springs in a particular direction, it moves suddenly and quickly.  
Sadly when the lid of the boot sprang open, it was empty.      V adj  
6       verb   If one thing springs from another thing, it is the result of it.   (=stem)  
Ethiopia's art springs from her early Christian as well as her Muslim heritage...      V from n  
7       verb   If a boat or container springs a leak, water or some other liquid starts coming in or out through a crack.  
The yacht has sprung a leak in the hull.      V n  
8       verb   If you spring some news or a surprise on someone, you tell them something that they did not expect to hear, without warning them.  
Mclaren sprang a new idea on him.      V n on n  
    to spring to mind  
    mind   spring up      phrasal verb   If something springs up, it suddenly appears or begins to exist.  
New theatres and arts centres sprang up all over the country.      V P  

spring chicken        ( spring chickens    plural  ) If you say that someone is no spring chicken, you are saying that they are not young.  
spring chicken      phrase   usu v-link PHR  
At 85, he is no spring chicken, but Henry Cook is busier than ever.     
spring-clean        ( spring-cleans    3rd person present)   ( spring-cleaning    present participle)   ( spring-cleaned    past tense & past participle  ) When you spring-clean a house, you thoroughly clean everything in it.      verb  
It's almost as easy these days to give your rooms a new coat of paint as it is to spring-clean them.      V n  
spring onion        ( spring onions    plural  ) Spring onions are small onions with long green leaves. They are often eaten raw in salads.  
  (BRIT)      n-var   usu pl  
in AM, use scallion     
spring roll        ( spring rolls    plural  ) A spring roll is a Chinese food consisting of a small roll of thin pastry filled with vegetables and sometimes meat, and then fried.      n-count  
spring tide        ( spring tides    plural  ) A spring tide is an unusually high tide that happens at the time of a new moon or a full moon.      n-count  

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light snowfall during spring
When something is 'in the air', it means something exciting or significant is taking place or about to happen. Ex.: Spring is in the air - it's time for change!
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