"sprang" in the verb sense
1. jump, leap, bound, spring
move forward by leaps and bounds
"The horse bounded across the meadow"
"The child leapt across the puddle"
"Can you jump over the fence?"
2. form, take form, take shape, spring
develop into a distinctive entity
"our plans began to take shape"
3. bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet
spring back spring away from an impact
"The rubber ball bounced"
"These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
"The tire sprang a leak"
produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly
"He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving"
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