American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. A past tense and the past participle of spring.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Preterit and past participle of spring.
- n. Tipsy; drunk.
- v. Past participle of spring
- v. Alternative form of sprang: simple past of spring.
- adj. slang, African American Vernacular Utterly infatuated with someone; completely taken over by romantic interest.
- adj. obsolete, nautical cracked or strained
GNU Webster's 1913
- imp. & p. p. of spring.
- adj. (Naut.) Said of a spar that has been cracked or strained.
“The title sprung from Lewis ( "I can pin that one on him," says Cleese), and the first meeting took place in Bryan Ferry's former house, which Cleese had just purchased with its Roxy interior decor intact.”
“Billy and I were together one morning writing lyrics, and the title sprung out of a very long story I was recounting about the Bangles 'tour of Graceland.”
“The New York Times" on November 21st reported the term sprung from the Pentagon.”
“I hope he feels sprung from a confining and broken system and produces work that reflects his newfound freedom.”
“It might have sprung from the soil just as the trees had.”
“The concept of the honorable male protecting the helpless woman/child hides a root-truth that often the motivation sprung from the expectation of protecting the right of property.”
“Their interest sprung from the hope that in this ever-shrinking world, our diversity could be a source of strength, a cause for celebration; and that with sustained work and determination, we could learn to live and prosper together during the fleeting moment we share on this Earth.”
“Perhaps something new and different, yet traditional, will spring from its roots, like Goodhue's Gothic sprung from the earlier work of Pugint, Scot and Bodley, or how Comper's unified eclecticism came from everything he saw, but we have to start somewhere, and there is still so much to learn, in terms of design and craftsmanship.”
“She is an aborigine, sprung from the soil, yet close to the soil, and impossible to lift from the soil.”
“North Sea waves, he saw the sharp-beaked fighting galleys, and the sea-flung Northmen, great-muscled, deep-chested, sprung from the elements, men of sword and sweep, marauders and scourgers of the warm south-lands!”
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