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 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 The game got off to a very slow start, but Jan Oblak was forced into a sensational save, springing to his right to get a palm to a headed effort from Sebastian Coates off a Sporting corner in the 12th minute. SI.com, "Atletico Madrid Advances to Europa League Semifinals Despite 2nd Leg Loss," 12 Apr. 2018 Facebook is merely the most recognizable face of data mining science springing up in recent years to gather information on nearly every industry. Phillip Molnar, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Is Facebook still a good place for businesses?," 6 Apr. 2018 No more springing forward and losing an hour of sleep in March. Linda Robertson, miamiherald, "Florida wants to tinker with time. Will it be the end of the clock as we know it? | Miami Herald," 8 Mar. 2018 The new Perfume series shifts the action to the modern day and uses the book's idea of manipulating people through scent as a springing-off point. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, "Berlin: Netflix Buys German 'Perfume' Series," 20 Feb. 2018 Using elaborate projections, the stage becomes a painting springing to life through the artist's eyes. Theodore P. Mahne, NOLA.com, "C'est magnifique! Saenger's 'An American in Paris' dances its way into audience's heart," 31 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of springing

circa 1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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to spread as a report or rumor

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