spring a surprise

Definition of spring a surprise

  1. :  to do, ask, or say something that is not expected Everyone knows she's not likely to spring a surprise. The teacher sprang a surprise on us and gave a quiz.

Word by Word Definitions

springplay
  1. :  dart, shoot

    :  to be resilient or elastic

    :  to move by elastic force

  1. :  a source of supply

    :  a source of water issuing from the ground

    :  an ultimate source especially of action or motion

  1. :  to fit with springs

surprise
  1. :  an attack made without warning

    :  a taking unawares

    :  something that surprises

  1. :  to attack unexpectedly

    :  to capture by an unexpected attack

    :  to take unawares


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