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Spring vs. Stiffy

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Springverb

To jump or leap.

‘He sprang up from his seat.’;

Stiffynoun

An erection of the penis.

‘Fred's got a bulge in his pants - you can tell that he's got a stiffy.’;

Springverb

To pass over by leaping.

Stiffynoun

(South Africa) A computer floppy disk of the kind supplied in a stiff plastic outer shell.

‘Never leave home without a spare stiffy disc in your bag.’;

Springverb

To produce or disclose unexpectedly, especially of surprises, traps, etc.

Stiffynoun

(slang) A gun with an extended magazine.

‘Niggas iffy, uh, Blicky got the stiffy, uh’;

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Springverb

(slang) To release or set free, especially from prison.

Stiffynoun

an erection of a man's penis.

Springverb

To suddenly catch someone doing something illegal or against the rules.

Springverb

To come into being, often quickly or sharply.

‘Trees are already springing up in the plantation.’;

Springverb

To start or rise suddenly, as from a covert.

Springverb

To cause to spring up; to start or rouse, as game; to cause to rise from the earth, or from a covert.

‘to spring a pheasant’;

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Springverb

(nautical) To crack or split; to bend or strain so as to weaken.

‘to spring a mast or a yard’;

Springverb

To bend by force, as something stiff or strong; to force or put by bending, as a beam into its sockets, and allowing it to straighten when in place; often with in, out, etc.

‘to spring in a slat or a bar’;

Springverb

To issue with speed and violence; to move with activity; to dart; to shoot.

Springverb

To move suddenly when pressure is released.

‘A bow, when bent, springs back by its elastic power.’;

Springverb

(intransitive) To bend from a straight direction or plane surface; to become warped.

‘A piece of timber, or a plank, sometimes springs in seasoning.’;

Springverb

To shoot up, out, or forth; to come to the light; to begin to appear; to emerge, like a plant from its seed, a stream from its source, etc.; often followed by up, forth, or out.

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Springverb

To issue or proceed, as from a parent or ancestor; to result, as from a cause, motive, reason, or principle.

Springverb

(obsolete) To grow; to prosper.

Springverb

To build (an arch).

‘They sprung an arch over the lintel.’;

Springverb

To sound (a rattle, such as a watchman's rattle).

Springnoun

A leap; a bound; a jump.

Springnoun

(countable) Traditionally the first of the four seasons of the year in temperate regions, in which plants spring from the ground and trees come into blossom, following winter and preceding summer.

‘Spring is the time of the year most species reproduce.’; ‘I spent my spring holidays in Morocco.’; ‘You can visit me in the spring, when the weather is bearable.’;

Springnoun

(countable) Meteorologically, the months of March, April and May in the northern hemisphere or September, October and November in the southern.

Springnoun

(countable) The astronomically delineated period from the moment of vernal equinox, approximately March 21 in the northern hemisphere to the moment of the summer solstice, approximately June 21. (See Spring (season) for other variations.)

Springnoun

(countable) Spring tide; a tide of greater-than-average range, that is, around the first or third quarter of a lunar month, or around the times of the new or full moon.

Springnoun

(countable) A place where water or oil emerges from the ground.

‘This water is bottled from the spring of the river.’;

Springnoun

(uncountable) The property of a body of springing to its original form after being compressed, stretched, etc.

‘the spring of a bow’;

Springnoun

Elastic power or force.

Springnoun

(countable) A mechanical device made of flexible or coiled material that exerts force when it is bent, compressed or stretched.

‘We jumped so hard the bed springs broke.’;

Springnoun

An erection of the penis.

Springnoun

(countable) The source of an action or of a supply.

Springnoun

Any active power; that by which action, or motion, is produced or propagated; cause; origin; motive.

Springnoun

That which springs, or is originated, from a source.

Springnoun

A race; lineage.

Springnoun

A youth; a springald.

Springnoun

A shoot; a plant; a young tree; also, a grove of trees; woodland.

Springnoun

(obsolete) That which causes one to spring; specifically, a lively tune.

Springnoun

The time of growth and progress; early portion; first stage.

Springnoun

A rope attaching the bow of a vessel to the stern-side of the jetty, or vice versa, to stop the vessel from surging.

‘You should put a couple of springs onto the jetty to stop the boat moving so much.’;

Springnoun

(nautical) A line led from a vessel's quarter to her cable so that by tightening or slacking it she can be made to lie in any desired position; a line led diagonally from the bow or stern of a vessel to some point upon the wharf to which she is moored.

Springnoun

(nautical) A crack or fissure in a mast or yard, running obliquely or transversely.

Springverb

To leap; to bound; to jump.

‘The mountain stag that springsFrom height to height, and bounds along the plains.’;

Springverb

To issue with speed and violence; to move with activity; to dart; to shoot.

‘And sudden lightSprung through the vaulted roof.’;

Springverb

To start or rise suddenly, as from a covert.

‘Watchful as fowlers when their game will spring.’;

Springverb

To fly back; as, a bow, when bent, springs back by its elastic power.

Springverb

To bend from a straight direction or plane surface; to become warped; as, a piece of timber, or a plank, sometimes springs in seasoning.

Springverb

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.

‘Till well nigh the day began to spring.’; ‘To satisfy the desolate and waste ground, and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth.’; ‘Do not blast my springing hopes.’; ‘O, spring to light; auspicious Babe, be born.’;

Springverb

To issue or proceed, as from a parent or ancestor; to result, as from a cause, motive, reason, or principle.

‘[They found] new hope to springOut of despair, joy, but with fear yet linked.’;

Springverb

To grow; to thrive; to prosper.

‘What makes all this, but Jupiter the king,At whose command we perish, and we spring?’;

Springverb

To cause to spring up; to start or rouse, as game; to cause to rise from the earth, or from a covert; as, to spring a pheasant.

Springverb

To produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; as, to spring a surprise on someone; to spring a joke.

‘She starts, and leaves her bed, and springs a light.’; ‘The friends to the cause sprang a new project.’;

Springverb

To cause to explode; as, to spring a mine.

Springverb

To crack or split; to bend or strain so as to weaken; as, to spring a mast or a yard.

Springverb

To cause to close suddenly, as the parts of a trap operated by a spring; as, to spring a trap.

Springverb

To bend by force, as something stiff or strong; to force or put by bending, as a beam into its sockets, and allowing it to straighten when in place; - often with in, out, etc.; as, to spring in a slat or a bar.

Springverb

To pass over by leaping; as, to spring a fence.

Springverb

To release (a person) from confinement, especially from a prison.

Springnoun

A leap; a bound; a jump.

‘The prisoner, with a spring, from prison broke.’;

Springnoun

A flying back; the resilience of a body recovering its former state by its elasticity; as, the spring of a bow.

Springnoun

Elastic power or force.

‘Heavens! what a spring was in his arm!’;

Springnoun

An elastic body of any kind, as steel, India rubber, tough wood, or compressed air, used for various mechanical purposes, as receiving and imparting power, diminishing concussion, regulating motion, measuring weight or other force.

Springnoun

Any source of supply; especially, the source from which a stream proceeds; an issue of water from the earth; a natural fountain.

Springnoun

Any active power; that by which action, or motion, is produced or propagated; cause; origin; motive.

‘Our author shuns by vulgar springs to moveThe hero's glory, or the virgin's love.’;

Springnoun

That which springs, or is originated, from a source;

Springnoun

That which causes one to spring; specifically, a lively tune.

Springnoun

The season of the year when plants begin to vegetate and grow; the vernal season, usually comprehending the months of March, April, and May, in the middle latitudes north of the equator.

Springnoun

The time of growth and progress; early portion; first stage; as, the spring of life.

‘O how this spring of love resemblethThe uncertain glory of an April day.’;

Springnoun

A crack or fissure in a mast or yard, running obliquely or transversely.

Springnoun

the season of growth;

‘the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring’; ‘he will hold office until the spring of next year’;

Springnoun

a natural flow of ground water

Springnoun

a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed;

‘the spring was broken’;

Springnoun

a light springing movement upwards or forwards

Springnoun

the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length

Springnoun

a point at which water issues forth

Springverb

move forward by leaps and bounds;

‘The horse bounded across the meadow’; ‘The child leapt across the puddle’; ‘Can you jump over the fence?’;

Springverb

develop into a distinctive entity;

‘our plans began to take shape’;

Springverb

spring back; spring away from an impact;

‘The rubber ball bounced’; ‘These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide’;

Springverb

produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly;

‘He sprang a new haircut on his wife’;

Springverb

develop suddenly;

‘The tire sprang a leak’;

Springverb

produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly;

‘He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving’;

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