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    spring, forepaws, retreat

    At first Timothy(tiger cub) appeared to be quite afraid of the puppy, and darted with a spring if it came too near. He would make absurd dashes at it with his large forepaws, and then retreat to a ridiculously safe distance.

    What does `spring' mean here?

    Also, please rephrase the highlighted sentence.

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    Re: spring, forepaws, retreat

    spring- jump
    He would rush at it making ridiculous attacking gestures with his paws, then run away.

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