1 season
last, this past (esp. AmE)
the following, next, this, this coming
early, late
sun, sunlight, sunshine
frost, rain, shower, wind

The highest spring tides of the the year occur after the equinoxes in March and September.

day, morning

a perfect spring day

semester (esp. AmE), term (esp. BrE)

The students spend the whole spring term on teaching practice.

break (esp. AmE)

high-school kids on spring break

bloom, bulb, flower

to plant spring bulbs

clean (BrE), cleaning (usually spring-cleaning)

They decided to give the attic a spring clean.

I want to do some spring-cleaning.

training (sports, esp. AmE)
conference (esp. BrE)

the party's spring conference

collection, exhibition, issue

the spring issue of the Journal of Applied Psychology

2 coiled metal or wire
box (AmE)

a box-spring mattress


The children broke some springs jumping on the bed.

break, go

Most of the springs have gone in the sofa.

3 where water comes up
hot, thermal
mineral, natural
mountain, underground

A thermal spring bubbled up out of the rocks.


deliciously cool spring water

apart, away, back, forth (esp. AmE), forward, out, up

He sprang back in alarm.

be ready to, be waiting to

The lion crouched, ready to spring.


Lisa sprang at him and kissed him on both cheeks.

into, off, onto, out of, upon

He sprang out of the car.

spring open

The drawer sprang open.

spring to attention

The sentry sprang to attention.

spring to your feet

She sprang to her feet and ran to answer the doorbell.

Spring is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑cat, ↑hope, ↑tear, ↑tiger
Spring is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ambush, ↑leak, ↑surprise, ↑trap

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