Nouns (19)

saltation, bounce, bound, spring, leaping, leap
n. a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
n. a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed; "the spring was broken"
springiness, spring, give
n. the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
n. a point at which water issues forth
natural spring, outpouring, outflow, fountain, spring
n. a natural flow of ground water
springtime, spring
n. the season of growth; "the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring"; "he will hold office until the spring of next year"
n. CAD/CAM software company

Verbs (15)

v. produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving"
take a hop, resile, ricochet, reverberate, recoil, rebound, bound, spring, bounce
v. spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
v. develop suddenly; "The tire sprang a leak"
take shape, take form, spring, form
v. develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take shape"

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Adjectives (2)

springtime, spring
adj. "spring rains"; "springtime activities"

Fuzzynyms (41)

n. the ability to change (or be changed) to fit changed circumstances
bouncing, bounce
n. rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)
flexibleness, flexibility
n. the property of being flexible; easily bent or shaped
rootage, source, root, origin, beginning
n. the place where something begins, where it springs into being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root"
come up, arise
v. result or issue; "A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion"
go, proceed
v. follow a certain course; "The inauguration went well"; "how did your interview go?"
v. become known or apparent; "Some nice results emerged from the study"
embark on, start up, commence, start
v. get off the ground; "Who started this company?"; "We embarked on an exciting enterprise"; "I start my day with a good breakfast"; "We began the new semester"; "The afternoon session begins at 4 PM"; "The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack"
set about, attempt, undertake
v. enter upon an activity or enterprise
move back, pull back, draw back, pull away, retire, recede, retreat, withdraw
v. pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"
quail, recoil, wince, shrink, cringe, funk, squinch, flinch
v. draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
recoil, backlash, backfire
v. come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect; "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"

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