springing

noun
spring·​ing | \ ˈspriŋ-iŋ How to pronounce springing (audio) \

Definition of springing

2 : a point where an arch rises from its support

Examples of springing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That ritual springing forward in March and falling back in November is apparently so much of a pain that Congress is considering stepping in. James Brown, USA TODAY, 20 Mar. 2022 Circadian rhythms are affected more by the springing forward than falling back, but any disruption can cause health problems, Joseph Takahashi, PhD, chair of the department of neuroscience at UTSouthwestern Medical Center, tells Health. Grace Wade, Health.com, 5 Nov. 2021 Saddled with a 1-2 record, riddled with a roster springing leaks all over, and now, peppered by questions about the upcoming game against Tom Brady, the Patriots coach has landed in full exasperation mode. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Sep. 2021 The rear suspension, which was already fully independent, now uses coil springs instead of torsion bars as the springing medium, and benefits from another 4.5 inches of track. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, 15 May 2020 Initially created to conserve energy, springing to more sunlight reduces crime and car accidents, according to the US Department of Transportation. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 9 Mar. 2020 Then on Thursday, on Houston’s opening day of springing training, the club somehow made things worse. Sean Gregory, Time, 14 Feb. 2020 The equaliser set up a grand-stand finish to proceedings, with Arsenal springing into life once more while Wolves looked their threatening-selves on the counter. SI.com, 2 Nov. 2019 Fall Fitness Festival springing into Surf City The Huntington Beach Family YMCA will stage a family-friendly Fall Fitness Festival from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at its facility, 8875 Adams Ave. Daily Pilot, 17 Oct. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of springing

circa 1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of springing was circa 1530

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Last Updated

3 Apr 2022

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“Springing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/springing. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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