English version

spring for something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspring for something phrasal verb American English informalto pay for something I’ll spring for the beer tonight. spring→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
spring for Only time would do that and time moved slowly at the Greenham camp that spring for Folly.Maps of the waterway show the locations of the many camps, the Rangers Stations and the springs for getting fresh water.The report would then be submitted in spring for inclusion on a list of capital projects.Brokers hope that corporations will spring for the big bucks necessary to secure one of these behemoths.But what if they were obliged to seek that elusive spring for the good of those they'd orphaned and anguished?On her fifteenth birthday, Neraidokoretso went to the spring for the last time.It had been a good spring for the President, but trouble lay ahead.So Malcolm sprang for the script.
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Verb table
spring
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyspring
he, she, itsprings
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysprangsprung
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave sprung
he, she, ithas sprung
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad sprung
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill spring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have sprung
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam springing
he, she, itis springing
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you, we, theyare springing
Past
I, he, she, itwas springing
you, we, theywere springing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been springing
he, she, ithas been springing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been springing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be springing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been springing
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