spring for

Definition of spring for

US, informal

  1. :  to pay for (something) :  to spend money on (something) She refuses to spring for a new coat. I'll spring for dinner.

Word by Word Definitions

  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

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a brief usually trivial fact

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