5 English Phrasal Verbs With 'SPRING'

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We have definitions for 5 phrasal verbs with 'SPRING'

5 phrasal verbs with 'SPRING'

Spring back

  1. Return to original position after being bent, forced or when pressure is removed
    (Intransitive | International English)
    » Example: The lock SPRINGS BACK when the key is turned.

Spring for

  1. Pay for, often generously
    (Inseparable | American English)
    » Example: She is going to SPRING FOR all their medical bills.

Spring from

  1. Appear suddenly and unexpectedly
    (Inseparable | International English)
    » Example: He SPRANG FROM the bushes when I walked past.
  2. Be the cause of something
    (Inseparable | International English)
    » Example: His anger SPRINGS FROM his feelings of insecurity.

Spring on

  1. Surprise someone
    (Separable [obligatory] | International English)
    » Example: They SPRUNG a birthday party ON me at work.

Spring up

  1. Appear suddenly
    (Intransitive | International English)
    » Example: Charity shops are SPRINGING UP in the recession.

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