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spring

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of spring

  1. 1 an act of leaping into the air <the deer gave a sudden spring and disappeared into the woods> Synonyms bound, hop, leap, jump, vaultRelated Words bounce, lope, skip; caper, capriole, gambado, gambol; attack, pounce; dive, pitch, plunge

  2. 2 a point or place at which something is invented or provided <the springs of this time-honored tradition run too deep to allow for easy explanation> Synonyms cradle, font, fountain, fountainhead, origin, root, seedbed, source, well, wellspringRelated Words beginning, commencement, dawn, day one, genesis, get-go (also git-go), inception, incipience, incipiency, kickoff, launch, morning, nascence, nascency, onset, outset, start, threshold; baseline, first base, ground zero, square one




spring

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of spring

  1. 1 to come into existence <when it comes to love and romance, hope springs eternally> Synonyms actualize, appear, arise, break, commence, dawn, engender, form, materialize, originate, set in, begin, startRelated Words be, breathe, exist, live, subsist; arrive, come on, emerge; coalesce, cohere, shape (up); continue, endure, last, persist, surviveNear Antonyms conclude, desist, discontinue, finish, halt, quit, terminate; disappear, dissolve, evaporate, vanish; depart, die, expire, pass away, perishAntonyms cease, end, stop

  2. 2 to propel oneself upward or forward into the air <the cat sprang and pounced on the mouse> Synonyms bound, hop, leap, jump, vaultRelated Words bounce, hurdle, leapfrog, lope, skip; buck; caper, capriole, cavort, frolic, gambol, romp; attack, pounce; shoot, skyrocket

  3. 3 to set free (as from slavery or confinement) <had to spend a night in jail until their lawyer could come to spring them> Synonyms discharge, disenthrall (also disenthral), emancipate, enfranchise, enlarge, liberate, loose, loosen, manumit, release, free, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetterRelated Words bail (out), deliver, parole, ransom, redeem, rescue, save; adrift, disembarrass, disencumber, disengage, disentangle, extricate; unshackleNear Antonyms handcuff, manacle, shackle, trammel; commit, immure, imprison, incarcerate, intern, jail, lock (up); conquer, enslave, subdue, subjugateAntonyms bind, confine, enchain, fetter, restrain




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