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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sprang /ˈspræŋ/
 spring的過去式

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sprang imp. of Spring.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spring v. i. [imp. Sprang or Sprung p. p. Sprung; p. pr. & vb. n. Springing.]
 1. To leap; to bound; to jump.
 The mountain stag that springs
 From height to height, and bounds along the plains.   --Philips.
 2. To issue with speed and violence; to move with activity; to dart; to shoot.
 And sudden light
 Sprung through the vaulted roof.   --Dryden.
 3. To start or rise suddenly, as from a covert.
    Watchful as fowlers when their game will spring.   --Otway.
 4. To fly back; as, a bow, when bent, springs back by its elastic power.
 5. To bend from a straight direction or plane surface; to become warped; as, a piece of timber, or a plank, sometimes springs in seasoning.
 6. To shoot up, out, or forth; to come to the light; to begin to appear; to emerge; as a plant from its seed, as streams from their source, and the like; -- often followed by up, forth, or out.
    Till well nigh the day began to spring.   --Chaucer.
    To satisfy the desolate and waste ground, and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth.   --Job xxxviii. 27.
    Do not blast my springing hopes.   --Rowe.
    O, spring to light; auspicious Babe, be born.   --Pope.
 7. To issue or proceed, as from a parent or ancestor; to result, as from a cause, motive, reason, or principle.
 [They found] new hope to spring
 Out of despair, joy, but with fear yet linked.   --Milton.
 8. To grow; to thrive; to prosper.
 What makes all this, but Jupiter the king,
 At whose command we perish, and we spring?   --Dryden.
 To spring at, to leap toward; to attempt to reach by a leap.
 To spring forth, to leap out; to rush out.
 To spring in, to rush in; to enter with a leap or in haste.
 To spring on or To spring upon, to leap on; to rush on with haste or violence; to assault.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 spring
      n 1: the season of growth; "the emerging buds were a sure sign of
           spring"; "he will hold office until the spring of next
           year" [syn: springtime]
      2: a natural flow of ground water [syn: fountain, outflow,
         outpouring, natural spring]
      3: a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position
         when pushed or pulled or pressed; "the spring was broken"
      4: a light springing movement upwards or forwards [syn: leap,
          leaping, saltation, bound, bounce]
      5: the elasticity of something that can be stretched and
         returns to its original length [syn: give, springiness]
      6: a point at which water issues forth
      v 1: move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across
           the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can
           you jump over the fence?" [syn: jump, leap, bound]
      2: develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take
         shape" [syn: form, take form, take shape]
      3: spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball
         bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite
         after they collide" [syn: bounce, resile, take a hop,
          bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet]
      4: produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang a
         new haircut on his wife"
      5: develop suddenly; "The tire sprang a leak"
      6: produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang
         these news on me just as I was leaving"
      [also: sprung, sprang]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 sprang
      See spring