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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyspring on
he/she/itsprings on
present participlespringing on
past tensesprang on
past participlesprung on
  1. spring something on someone to tell someone something that they do not expect

    They just sprang it on me at the office meeting.

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