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 for Springing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spring \Spring\ (spr[i^]ng), v. i. [imp. Sprang (spr[a^]ng) or
     Sprung (spr[u^]ng); p. p. Sprung; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Springing.] [AS. springan; akin to D. & G. springen, OS. &
     OHG. springan, Icel. & Sw. springa, Dan. springe; cf. Gr.
     spe`rchesqai to hasten. Cf. Springe, Sprinkle.]
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     1. To leap; to bound; to jump.
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              The mountain stag that springs
              From height to height, and bounds along the plains.
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     2. To issue with speed and violence; to move with activity;
        to dart; to shoot.
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              And sudden light
              Sprung through the vaulted roof.      --Dryden.
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     3. To start or rise suddenly, as from a covert.
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              Watchful as fowlers when their game will spring.
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     4. To fly back; as, a bow, when bent, springs back by its
        elastic power.
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     5. To bend from a straight direction or plane surface; to
        become warped; as, a piece of timber, or a plank,
        sometimes springs in seasoning.
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     6. To shoot up, out, or forth; to come to the light; to begin
        to appear; to emerge; as a plant from its seed, as streams
        from their source, and the like; -- often followed by up,
        forth, or out.
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              Till well nigh the day began to spring. --Chaucer.
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              To satisfy the desolate and waste ground, and to
              cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth.
                                                    --Job xxxviii.
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              Do not blast my springing hopes.      --Rowe.
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              O, spring to light; auspicious Babe, be born.
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     7. To issue or proceed, as from a parent or ancestor; to
        result, as from a cause, motive, reason, or principle.
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              [They found] new hope to spring
              Out of despair, joy, but with fear yet linked.
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     8. To grow; to thrive; to prosper.
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              What makes all this, but Jupiter the king,
              At whose command we perish, and we spring? --Dryden.
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     To spring at, to leap toward; to attempt to reach by a
     To spring forth, to leap out; to rush out.
     To spring in, to rush in; to enter with a leap or in haste.
     To spring on or To spring upon, to leap on; to rush on
        with haste or violence; to assault.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Springing \Spring"ing\, n.
     1. The act or process of one who, or that which, springs.
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     2. Growth; increase; also, that which springs up; a shoot; a
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              Thou blessest the springing thereof.  --Ps. lxv. 10.
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     Springing line of an arch (Arch.), the horizontal line
        drawn through the junction of the vertical face of the
        impost with the curve of the intrados; -- called also
        spring of an arch.
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