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 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, "Tested: 1980 Volkswagen Vanagon L Proves To Be a Worthy Follow Up To the Original Type 2 VW Bus," 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, "You abhor Daylight Saving Time. 32 states do too. But it's up to Congress to change things," 9 Mar. 2020 Then on Thursday, on Houston’s opening day of springing training, the club somehow made things worse. Sean Gregory, Time, "The Houston Astros Just Spoiled Spring Training," 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, "Arsenal 1-1 Wolves: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Gunners Pegged Back By Raul Jimenez Goal," 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, "Around Town: Annual OC Japan Fair will bring taste of culture, tradition to O.C. fairgrounds," 17 Oct. 2019 There went the Warriors, slogging to the finish line of a long regular season and springing to life by dispatching San Antonio in their first-round playoff series. Ron Kroichick, SFChronicle.com, "Stephen Curry’s season review: Tested by injuries, Zen-like at the end," 13 June 2018 There went the Warriors, slogging to the finish line of a long regular season and springing to life by dispatching San Antonio in their first-round playoff series. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, "A dynasty secured," 13 June 2018 But before springing into the flamethrower routine, Beatty goads Montag into touching and flipping through a book. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "A perfect time for Fahrenheit 451 remakes; HBO’s version falls short," 18 May 2018

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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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“Springing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/springing. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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