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Like a Jack in the Box just sprung from coiled captivity, he begins rambling excitedly.

A citizens group, Kansans for Justice, has sprung up as well to oppose retention of Justices Lee Johnson and Eric Rosen.

Local mechanics pitched in to help mend the craft, but weeks into setting off the repairs wore thin and the vessel sprung a leak.

And in the U.K., dozens of small and large companies have sprung up to serve the market.

Various pain management initiatives have sprung up around the country, whether related to cancer or other causes.

There are a dozen other "adult schools" in the town which have sprung from Severn Street.

Scarcely had he smoothed the way with one opponent than another sprung up in an unexpected quarter.

The foremast is sprung, the main-topgallant mast is gone, and the mizzen has been snapped off close by the deck.

He sprung up to rush to the door, but before he had moved further, the click of the pistol-lock struck his ear.

It was difficult to understand from exactly what sources of experience or intuition the singular remark could have sprung.


On this page you'll find 66 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sprung, such as: startle, rebound, bound, bounce, skitter, and start.

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