Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To leap up; spring up. William of Palerne (E. E. T. S.), l. 3283.

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  • verb intransitive To leap up; spring up.

Etymologies

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From Middle English uplepen, equivalent to up- +‎ leap. Cognate with Dutch oplopen ("to incur, run up"), German auflaufen ("to accumulate, mount up, run aground").

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