Meanings

1.
to jump (off)
(The focus here is on the moment of "leaving" the spot you're at. In most contexts, if the focus is on getting down, "runterspringen" is the better word.)
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Opposite: aufspringen
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2.
to fly off
(For lids or caps or similar objects that are fixed somewhere with a degree of tension, and then they suddenly get free.)
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3.
to bale, to back out
(Colloquial term for someone suddenly leaving a project. Think of an investor who's bailing out last minute.)
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Word Family

Root: *sprengh-

The original idea of the root was:

to move suddenly,  to spring

The only English offspring I could find mentioned in the sources is the word spring. And all its meanings actually come from this core idea.

  • to spring (suddenly moving)
  • spring -season (where stuff begins, flowers “bursting forth”)
  • spring – source (where water “jumps out”)
  • spring – coil (something that “suddenly jumps”)
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