English version

spring something on somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspring something on somebody phrasal verbTELLto tell someone something or ask them to do something when they do not expect it and are not ready for it It’s not fair to spring this on her without any warning. spring→ See Verb table
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spring on As he prepared for his senior season at Hart, 30 college coaches attended spring practice.Close by are the famous Dimmuborgir, Grjótagjá and Stóragjá underground hot springs.The two companies had begun negotiations last spring.Instead, his cheerleading coach said, he chose to spend his spring break on a cruise ship.One spring Conran went on a tour of sixty shops which sold his furniture.But now I feel I should have sprung it on him more or less suddenly.Storia Two, published last spring, was on Love, while Storia Three is based on a game of literary consequences.And in other areas strong regional bodies have sprung up on their own, such as the Cape Cod Commission.
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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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