up·​spring ˌəp-ˈspriŋ How to pronounce upspring (audio)
upsprang ˌəp-ˈspraŋ How to pronounce upspring (audio) or upsprung ˌəp-ˈsprəŋ How to pronounce upspring (audio) ; upsprung; upspringing ˌəp-ˈspriŋ-iŋ How to pronounce upspring (audio)

intransitive verb

: to spring up
: to come into being

Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of upspring was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Upspring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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