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- To break out; to escape.
- 2011 December 29, Keith Jackson, “SPL: Celtic 1 Rangers 0”, in Daily Record:
- A pattern was emerging. Celtic were enjoying sustained periods of possession and pressure while Rangers were attempting to spring out on the counter.
- 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.
- 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.
- (figuratively, obsolete) To gush, spurt, or flow, particularly in the manner of blood.
- Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see spring, out.