leap/spring/swing into action

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of leap/spring/swing into action

: quickly start working
  • Firefighters are ready to leap/spring/swing into action at a moment's notice.

Word by Word Definitions

leap play
  1. : to spring free from or as if from the ground : jump

  2. : to pass abruptly from one state or topic to another

  3. : to act precipitately

  1. : an act of leaping : spring, bound

  2. : a place leaped over or from

  3. : the distance covered by a leap

spring play
  1. : dart, shoot

  2. : to be resilient or elastic

  3. : to become warped

  1. : a source of supply

  2. : an ultimate source especially of action or motion

  3. : spring tide

  1. : to fit with springs

swing play
  1. : to cause to move vigorously through a wide arc or circle

  2. : to cause to sway to and fro

  3. : to cause to turn on an axis

  1. : an act or instance of swinging : swinging movement: such as

  2. : a stroke or blow delivered with a sweeping arm movement

  3. : a sweeping or rhythmic movement of the body or a bodily part

  1. : of or relating to musical swing

  2. : that may swing often decisively either way on an issue or in an election

action play
  1. : a thing done : deed

  2. : the accomplishment of a thing usually over a period of time, in stages, or with the possibility of repetition

  3. : behavior, conduct


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