spring

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spring is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
spring

Plural
springs

A spring
  1. (countable) A spring is a twisted metal thing that can stretch and push.
  2. (countable) Spring is the part of the year before summer; the part of the year when it is getting warmer.
  3. (countable) A spring is a place where water comes up out of the ground.


Verb[change]

Plain form
spring

Third person singular
springs

Simple past
sprang

Past participle
sprung

Present participle
springing

  1. (intransitive) If something springs, it jumps quickly and far.