sprunt

1 of 3

intransitive verb

ˈsprənt,
-ru̇nt
-ed/-ing/-s
dialectal, England
: to make a quick convulsive movement : jump, run

sprunt

2 of 3

noun

"
plural -s
dialectal, England
: a spasmodic movement : spring

sprunt

3 of 3

adjective

"
obsolete

Word History

Etymology

Intransitive verb

probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialect sprunta to jump, sprinta to jump, hop

Adjective

of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialect sprant lively, brisk, sprinta to jump, hop

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“Sprunt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sprunt. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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