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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sprang  \Sprang\, 
  imp.  of  {Spring}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spring  \Spring\,  v.  i.  [imp.  {Sprang}or  {Sprung};  p.  p. 
  {Sprung};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Springing}.]  [AS.  springan;  akin 
  to  D.  &  G.  springen,  OS  &  OHG.  springan,  Icel.  &  Sw 
  springa,  Dan.  springe;  cf  Gr  ?  to  hasten.  Cf  {Springe}, 
  1.  To  leap;  to  bound;  to  jump. 
  The  mountain  stag  that  springs  From  height  to 
  height,  and  bounds  along  the  plains.  --Philips. 
  2.  To  issue  with  speed  and  violence;  to  move  with  activity; 
  to  dart;  to  shoot. 
  And  sudden  light  Sprung  through  the  vaulted  roof. 
  3.  To  start  or  rise  suddenly,  as  from  a  covert. 
  Watchful  as  fowlers  when  their  game  will  spring. 
  4.  To  fly  back  as  a  bow,  when  bent,  springs  back  by  its 
  elastic  power. 
  5.  To  bend  from  a  straight  direction  or  plane  surface;  to 
  become  warped;  as  a  piece  of  timber,  or  a  plank, 
  sometimes  springs  in  seasoning. 
  6.  To  shoot  up  out  or  forth;  to  come  to  the  light;  to  begin 
  to  appear;  to  emerge;  as  a  plant  from  its  seed,  as  streams 
  from  their  source,  and  the  like  -often  followed  by  up 
  forth,  or  out 
  Till  well  nigh  the  day  began  to  spring.  --Chaucer. 
  To  satisfy  the  desolate  and  waste  ground,  and  to 
  cause  the  bud  of  the  tender  herb  to  spring  forth. 
  --Job  xxxviii 
  Do  not  blast  my  springing  hopes.  --Rowe. 
  O,  spring  to  light;  auspicious  Babe,  be  born. 
  7.  To  issue  or  proceed,  as  from  a  parent  or  ancestor;  to 
  result,  as  from  a  cause  motive,  reason,  or  principle. 
  [They  found]  new  hope  to  spring  Out  of  despair,  joy, 
  but  with  fear  yet  linked.  --Milton. 
  8.  To  grow;  to  prosper. 
  What  makes  all  this  but  Jupiter  the  king,  At  whose 
  command  we  perish,  and  we  spring?  --Dryden. 
  {To  spring  at},  to  leap  toward;  to  attempt  to  reach  by  a 
  {To  spring  forth},  to  leap  out  to  rush  out 
  {To  spring  in},  to  rush  in  to  enter  with  a  leap  or  in  haste. 
  {To  spring  on}  or  {upon},  to  leap  on  to  rush  on  with  haste 
  or  violence;  to  assault. 

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