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Springing forward, she would have clasped her in a close embrace.

"That's not bad, Renny," cried Yates, springing to his feet.

"With the utmost pleasure," cried Yates, springing to his feet.

"Then give me a baton," she responded, springing to her feet.

"Yes," answered Yates, springing over the fence and approaching her.

Springing to the floor, I flung out of the house and went down to the stream.

"There he is," cried Sami, springing up from the ground with delight.

Siegmund saw it, and, springing forward, he grasped its hilt.

Then, springing again to her saddle, she fled toward the mountains.

And springing up, he ran to the bowsprit and began to swarm along it.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English springan "to leap, burst forth, fly up" (class III strong verb; past tense sprang, past participle sprungen), from Proto-Germanic *sprenganan (cf. Old Norse, Old Frisian springa, Middle Dutch springhen, Old High German springan, German springen), from PIE *sprengh- "rapid movement" (cf. Sanskrit sprhayati "desires eagerly," Greek sperkhesthai "to hurry").

In Middle English, it took on the role of causal sprenge, from Old English sprengan (as still in to spring a trap, etc.). Slang meaning "to pay" (for a treat, etc.) is recorded from 1906. Meaning "to announce suddenly" (usually with on) is from 1876. Meaning "to release" (from imprisonment) is from 1900.

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