spring up

phrasal verb

sprang up or sprung up; sprung up; springing up; springs up
: to grow or appear suddenly
The weeds sprang up overnight.
New housing developments are springing up all over the state.

Examples of spring up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Follow more of our reporting on Business As luxury apartments spring up in Garden City, some homeowners get displaced December 21, 2023 4:00 AM Business A Boise clinic uses the drug ketamine to treat depression. Kevin Fixler, Idaho Statesman, 15 Feb. 2024 Two gigantic dormitory complexes are springing up from the earth. Alex Travelli, New York Times, 2 Feb. 2024 That may ultimately change this neighborhood as much as when these markets sprang up to house the produce flown into Miami International Airport. Carlos Frías, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Research shows new businesses sprung up in the suburbs, reflecting where more Americans were now spending their time, and were heavily concentrated in new-technology sectors, including software, online retail, data processing, and AI. Irina Ivanova, Fortune, 24 Jan. 2024 Beaver Nuggets are about to spring up in the Tar Heel State. James Powel, USA TODAY, 12 Jan. 2024 Both mushrooms are innocuous-looking and can spring up quickly during wet weather. Julia Lamont, The Mercury News, 9 Jan. 2024 Futuristic, imaginative coffee shops sprang up everywhere to serve a burgeoning car culture, offering a quiet oasis from the chaos of new freeways and roads. Frank Shyong, Los Angeles Times, 23 Dec. 2023 Brands like Citizens of Humanity, Rock & Republic, and True Religion sprung up and quickly dominated a fast-growing market. Ashley W. Simpson, Robb Report, 8 Feb. 2024 See More

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“Spring up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spring%20up. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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