Present or make known unexpectedly, as in They sprung the news of their engagement on the family last night. This idiom uses spring in the sense of “make a sudden move.” Mark Twain used it in Tom Sawyer (1876): “Old Mr. Jones is going to try to spring something on the people here tonight.”
noun 1. a tree frog, Hyla crucifer, having an X -shaped mark on the back and voicing a shrill call commonly heard near ponds and swamps of eastern North America in the early spring.
noun, Chinese Cookery. 1. an egg roll. noun 1. a Chinese dish consisting of a savoury mixture of vegetables and meat rolled up in a thin pancake and fried
noun 1. a city in S Transvaal, in the E Republic of South Africa, E of Johannesburg. verb (used without object), sprang or, often sprung; sprung; springing. 1. to rise, leap, move, or act suddenly and swiftly, as by a sudden dart or thrust forward or outward, or being suddenly released from a coiled or […]
noun 1. corn snow.