Spring

Spring
I 1. [sprɪŋ]
nome
1) (season) primavera f.
2) tecn. (coil) molla f. (a spirale)

to be like a coiled spring — fig. (ready to pounce) essere pronto a scattare; (tense) essere teso come una corda di violino

3) (leap) balzo m., salto m., scatto m.
4) (elasticity) elasticità f.

to have a spring in one's step — camminare a passo sciolto

5) (water source) sorgente f., fonte f.
2.
modificatore
1) [weather, flowers] primaverile; [day] primaverile, di primavera; [equinox] di primavera
2) [mattress] a molle; [binder, balance] a molla
II 1. [sprɪŋ]
verbo transitivo (pass. sprang; p.pass. sprung)
1) (set off) fare scattare [trap, lock]
2) (develop)

to spring a leak — [tank] cominciare a perdere (dopo l'apertura di una falla)

3) (cause unexpectedly)

to spring sth. on sb. — comunicare di punto in bianco qcs. a qcn.

to spring a surprise — fare una sorpresa (on a)

4) colloq. (liberate) fare evadere, liberare [prisoner]
2.
verbo intransitivo (pass. sprang; p.pass. sprung)
1) (jump) saltare, balzare

to spring at sb. — [dog] avventarsi contro qcn.; [person] scagliarsi contro qcn.

to spring from, over sth. — saltare da, su qcs.

to spring to one's feet — balzare in piedi

2) (move suddenly)

to spring open, shut — [door] aprirsi, chiudersi di scatto

to spring into action — [troops] passare all'azione

to spring to attention — [guards] scattare sull'attenti

to spring to sb.'s aid — accorrere in aiuto di qcn.

tears sprang to his eyes — gli vennero le lacrime agli occhi

the first name that sprang to mind was Bob — il primo nome che venne in mente fu Bob

to spring into o to life — [machine, motor] accendersi

3) (originate)

to spring from — nascere o essere dettato da [jealousy, fear]

where did these people spring from? — da dove sono spuntate quelle persone?

* * *
[spriŋ] 1. past tense - sprang; verb
1) (to jump, leap or move swiftly (usually upwards): She sprang into the boat.) saltare, balzare
2) (to arise or result from: His bravery springs from his love of adventure.) nascere, derivare
3) (to (cause a trap to) close violently: The trap must have sprung when the hare stepped in it.) scattare
2. noun
1) (a coil of wire or other similar device which can be compressed or squeezed down but returns to its original shape when released: a watch-spring; the springs in a chair.) molla
2) (the season of the year between winter and summer when plants begin to flower or grow leaves: Spring is my favourite season.) primavera
3) (a leap or sudden movement: The lion made a sudden spring on its prey.) balzo, scatto
4) (the ability to stretch and spring back again: There's not a lot of spring in this old trampoline.) elasticità
5) (a small stream flowing out from the ground.) sorgente
- springiness
- sprung
- springboard
- spring cleaning
- springtime
- spring up
* * *
(Surnames) Spring /sprɪŋ/
* * *
I 1. [sprɪŋ]
nome
1) (season) primavera f.
2) tecn. (coil) molla f. (a spirale)

to be like a coiled spring — fig. (ready to pounce) essere pronto a scattare; (tense) essere teso come una corda di violino

3) (leap) balzo m., salto m., scatto m.
4) (elasticity) elasticità f.

to have a spring in one's step — camminare a passo sciolto

5) (water source) sorgente f., fonte f.
2.
modificatore
1) [weather, flowers] primaverile; [day] primaverile, di primavera; [equinox] di primavera
2) [mattress] a molle; [binder, balance] a molla
II 1. [sprɪŋ]
verbo transitivo (pass. sprang; p.pass. sprung)
1) (set off) fare scattare [trap, lock]
2) (develop)

to spring a leak — [tank] cominciare a perdere (dopo l'apertura di una falla)

3) (cause unexpectedly)

to spring sth. on sb. — comunicare di punto in bianco qcs. a qcn.

to spring a surprise — fare una sorpresa (on a)

4) colloq. (liberate) fare evadere, liberare [prisoner]
2.
verbo intransitivo (pass. sprang; p.pass. sprung)
1) (jump) saltare, balzare

to spring at sb. — [dog] avventarsi contro qcn.; [person] scagliarsi contro qcn.

to spring from, over sth. — saltare da, su qcs.

to spring to one's feet — balzare in piedi

2) (move suddenly)

to spring open, shut — [door] aprirsi, chiudersi di scatto

to spring into action — [troops] passare all'azione

to spring to attention — [guards] scattare sull'attenti

to spring to sb.'s aid — accorrere in aiuto di qcn.

tears sprang to his eyes — gli vennero le lacrime agli occhi

the first name that sprang to mind was Bob — il primo nome che venne in mente fu Bob

to spring into o to life — [machine, motor] accendersi

3) (originate)

to spring from — nascere o essere dettato da [jealousy, fear]

where did these people spring from? — da dove sono spuntate quelle persone?


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