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spring

1 noun
     
spring1 S2 W2
1

season

[uncountable and countable]TMC the season between winter and summer when leaves and flowers appear
spring of
the spring of 1933
in/during the spring
It's due to open in the spring.
late/early spring
It was a cold, sunny day in early spring.
spring flowers
spring
2

curved metal

a) [countable usually plural]TD something, usually a twisted piece of metal, that will return to its previous shape after it has been pressed down:
an old armchair with broken springs
b) [uncountable] the ability of a chair, bed etc to return to its normal shape after being pressed down
3

water

[countable]DN a place where water comes up naturally from the ground:
spring water
There are several hot springs in the area.
4

spring in your step

if you walk with a spring in your step, you move quickly and happily:
As he walked into the office that morning, there was a spring in his step.
5

full of the joys of spring

happy and full of energy - used humorously
6

sudden jump

[singular] a sudden quick movement or jump in a particular direction [= leap]

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