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Definition of "sprung" []

  • A past tense and the past participle of spring. (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sprung" in a sentence
  • "The title sprung from Lewis ( "I can pin that one on him," says Cleese), and the first meeting took place in Bryan Ferry's former house, which Cleese had just purchased with its Roxy interior decor intact."
  • "Billy and I were together one morning writing lyrics, and the title sprung out of a very long story I was recounting about the Bangles 'tour of Graceland."
  • ""The New York Times" on November 21st reported the term sprung from the Pentagon."