spring up

phrasal verb
sprang up or sprung up; sprung up; springing up; springs up

Definition of spring up

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

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“Spring up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spring%20up. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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