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English verb: spring up

1. spring up (stative) come into existence; take on form or shape


SamplesA new religious movement originated in that country.
A love that sprang up from friendship.
The idea for the book grew out of a short story.
An interesting phenomenon uprose.


Synonymsarise, develop, grow, originate, rise, uprise


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)become


Narrower (hyponym)come, come forth, emerge, follow, head, resurge, swell, well up


Verb groupdevelop









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