spring out

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spring out (third-person singular simple present springs out, present participle springing out, simple past sprang out, past participle sprung out)

  1. To break out; to escape.
    • 2011 December 29, Keith Jackson, “SPL: Celtic 1 Rangers 0”, in Daily Record[1]:
      A pattern was emerging. Celtic were enjoying sustained periods of possession and pressure while Rangers were attempting to spring out on the counter.
  2. To emerge or arise.
    • 1731, Robert Grotshead, The Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs, the Sons of Jacob., page 65:
      After this shall rise among you a Star out of jarob, and a Man shall spring out of my Seed, which shall walk as the Day-Sun of Righteousness among the children of Men, in Peace and Meekness, and Righteousness, and no Sin shall be found in him.
  3. To spend the season of spring in outdoor pursuits such as camping.
    • 2007, James Campbell, The Final Frontiersman, →ISBN:
      Heimo and Edna have been “springing out” at one of their three cabins ever since they were married, twenty years ago.
  4. (figuratively, obsolete) To gush, spurt, or flow, particularly in the manner of blood.
  5. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see spring,‎ out.

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