Translation of spring in Spanish:


saltar, v.

Pronunciation /sprɪŋ/

See Spanish definition of saltar

intransitive verb sprang, sprung, sprung

  • 1

    • 1.1(leap)

      I sprang out of bed salté de la cama
      • he sprang over the wall saltó el muro
      • the cat sprang up onto the table el gato se subió a la mesa de un salto
      • to spring to one's feet levantarse / ponerse de pie de un salto / como movido por un resorte
      • to spring to attention ponerse firme
      • tears sprang to his eyes se le llenaron los ojos de lágrimas
      • to spring to sb's aid correr / acudir en ayuda de algn
      • the branch sprang back and hit me in the face la rama saltó como un látigo y me dio en la cara
      • the door sprang open/shut la puerta se abrió/se cerró de golpe
      • Violet suddenly sprang forward and seized her by the arm.
      • Suddenly one of the men sprung forward in an attempt to grab Rachel.
      • Then the leader sprang forward toward me, pointing his gun at me.
      • The two men behind her suddenly sprang into action, rushing forward, each one grabbing him under an arm.
      • I quickly sprung out of bed and into the shower.
      • Chloe then sprang out of her bed and went to her closet.
      • She shook away the questions that had sprung unbidden to her mind and focused on the present.
      • He sprang to national prominence when Armagh qualified for the All-Ireland final of 1977.
      • He sprung to prominence last season when he scored the winner at Rochdale on his full debut.
      • The horse just sprung into the air and came backwards right down on her.
      • Even some of his political foes sprang to his defence.
      • Before Whitney had a chance to really answer, Jay sprang from her bed.
      • One man is at the head of the boat, and he springs off first as they touch land.
      • In a instant, the door was open and he sprang into the room.
      • Jimmy then sprung up, opened the door, and saw his four best buddies.
      • The door suddenly swung open, and they sprang apart.
      • They hid behind the doorway and listened, preparing to spring out and attack if needed.
      • Courageous motorists sprang to the aid of two elderly women trapped in their car after an accident in North Yorkshire.
      • Suddenly, the cat sprang from the bed and pushed its way through a small hole in the door.
      • He springs up when he sees me and approaches the car.

    • 1.2(pounce)

      to spring at sb/sth
      • the dog sprang at his throat
      • she suddenly sprang at him
      the tiger was poised to spring el tigre estaba agazapado, listo para atacar

  • 2

    • 2.1 literary

      (stream) surgir
      (stream) nacer
      (shoots) brotar
      to spring into existence aparecer de la noche a la mañana
      • where did you spring from? ¿y tú de dónde has salido?
      • She hugged me again and new tears sprang from her eyes.
      • Where the blazes did he spring from?
      • Large commercial developments are starting to spring up in the town.
      • Everywhere you turn in Glasgow it seems another new development with an evocative name is springing up.
      • Then, almost unnoticed, a playful breeze sprang up, which turned rather suddenly into something stiffer.
      • Gale-force winds spring up with little warning, whipping the surface of the lakes into a frenzy of white-capped waves.
      • Lights were slowly springing up all over the city and the stars began to appear over head.
      • This population boom is reflected in the number of new houses springing up along the little roads leading to and from the village.
      • She was concerned about the number of industrial buildings that were springing up near the motorway exit close to her home.
      • New developments, apartments, balconied villas, shops and restaurants are springing up everywhere.
      • Coffee shops were also springing up in the provincial cities.
      • Selling books is big business with branches of Waterstones, Blackwells and Ottakers springing up all over the place.
      • For those who want to enjoy the attractions of Durban without being trapped in the city, a number of coastal resorts are springing up.
      • Little interesting places to eat are springing up like tulips everywhere on Centre Street North.
      • Controversial new masts are springing up across Hampshire as a new high-tech police radio system is set to be launched.
      • There will be lambs in the fields soon and bulbs springing up.
      • Wood processing facilities have sprung up in many areas of the United States in recent years, particularly in areas with high landfill costs.
      • Many theories and approaches to development have sprung up in the past fifty years, including the post-modernism anti-development.
      • The profile of the penthouse buyer is as diverse as the number of developments that have sprung up in recent years.
      • A string of high-priced flat developments has sprung up across the centre, and selling agents are reporting huge demand.
      • They hauled the fish on board - this time I was up on the cabin top filming - a somewhat precarious perch as a stiff wind had sprung up and the boat was rocking quite wildly.
      • New dive operations and resorts have sprung up everywhere.

    • 2.2to spring from

      (ideas/doubts) surgir de
      (problem) provenir de
      his aggression springs from his inadequacy su agresividad es producto / resultado de su ineptitud

transitive verb sprang, sprung, sprung

  • 1

    • 1.1(produce suddenly)

      to spring sth on sb
      • they did rather spring it on us
      • he sprang a surprise on them
      • Latham is at his best when he springs surprises on the Government.
      • Life has a habit of springing surprises on you, pleasant and unpleasant.
      • He said: ‘The Home Secretary was wrong to spring his decision on the police authority, and they are within their rights to take the final decision.’
      • Lal continues to spring surprises on audiences.
      • Anyway, I hope your first day back at University, school, or even a college of Further Education is not too hard, and your lecturer/teacher doesn't spring a surprise test on you.
      • People are clearly worried and figure, ‘They are just waiting until the election is over to spring the bad news on us.’
      • Now, you just forget we've had this conversation and make sure you behave in a suitably astonished manner when she finally springs her little surprise on you.
      • Usually it was Al who enjoyed springing outrageous surprises on his more staid partner.
      • Do you think she's angry with me for springing the wedding on her the way I did?
      • I feel a little guilty for springing the whole problem on her without warning.
      • He chose a November night in 1892 to spring his idea on the Intelligentsia of Paris with a speech at the Sorbornne.
      • You just can't spring these things on someone, I need earlier notice!
      • How very unlike you, Eaton, to spring this surprise upon your family!
      • The biggest complaint is that the city officials went outside the approval process and sprang this on us as a done deal.
      • Whenever something bad happens or is just sprung upon you, you always try to see that positive silver lining lurking beneath the surface somewhere.
      • The trust's decision to close Sandra House was sprung on the residents without consultation, and with no real attempt to explain the reasoning that led to it.
      • After our mutual greetings, he sprung something on me that I wasn't expecting.
      • But he is wary of an announcement being sprung on him.
      • You've just sprung this on me and you expect me to react well?
      • I think I might have sprung the idea on him a little too soon.

    • 1.2

      (mechanism) accionar
      • The freighter's engines sprang to life, deafening its only two occupants.
      • Since the recruitment drive sprung into operation last month, a staggering 248 new members have signed up.
      • She pressed down on a button and the ship shuddered as the main engine sprung to life.
      • The White House press machine has sprung into action.
      • Perhaps I could devise a way to plant a heavy-duty rat trap in my bag, arranged so it would not spring unless someone stuck their hand where it didn't belong.
      • When he entered the kitchen, he reported: The trap beside the hole had indeed sprung, but there was no trace of a rat.
      • When the alarm went off, the vibrations had sprung the trap every time.
      • There was a sudden hiss of water, and the sprinklers lining the path sprang into life.
      • He waited until Max had lined up his shot perfectly to spring the trap.

  • 2

    (fence/gate) saltar
    (fence/gate) saltar por encima de
  • 3 informal

    (prisoner) sacar de la cárcel
    (prisoner) ayudar a fugarse
    • We cannot intervene with the police to get British citizens released, nor spring them from jail.
    • All was right in the Harriet house until the culprits were sprung from jail by their eighteen-year-old son.
    • The other is 23 and was recently sprung from prison after serving a couple of sentences for drug/weapons charges.
    • Then he is sprung from prison by close associate Mike Carter so that Bannion can lead a daring racetrack heist.
    • When two men spring their wives from prison, it goes so well they decide to make jail-breaking their business.
    • He's the guy who sprang you from prison four years ago. Remember?
    • His offer of a $100m dollar reward for whoever springs him from custody leads to a daring escape and chase sequence which is one of the film's highlights.
    • Chickens, turkeys, pigs, rabbits and ducks are also being sprung from their cages and sent out to pasture.
    • Is there a huge problem with renegade owners unlawfully springing their offending dogs from the doggy jail?
    • His protectors had sprung the 14-year-old Tyson from borstal on the promise of giving him a stable home and schooling.


  • 1

    primavera feminine
    (weather/showers) (before noun) primaveral
    (weather/showers) (before noun) de primavera
    in (the) spring en primavera
    • The peak breeding season is in late spring and early summer, although some breeding takes place throughout the year.
    • Although the spring migration has barely begun, tens of thousands of geese and huge flocks of ducks are already here.
    • The inland region has a continental climate with very cold winters, hot, humid summers, and spring and autumn seasons that are often rainy.
    • My husband and I want to travel to Europe next spring.
    • More than 5000 people enjoyed the warm spring sunshine during the festival's most action-packed day.
    • Schoolchildren from York are looking forward to spring so they can see the results of their gardening efforts.
    • The club need to carry out renovations in the spring to ensure the building is fit for use throughout next season.
    • In spring, it bears masses of pale pink, vanilla-scented blooms.
    • Planting potted roses is relatively easy, as long as you do your planting in the spring after any chance of a frost is long past.
    • Every spring, about 100 pairs nest here along with great blue herons and snowy egrets.
    • You don't want to plant your seeds out in the spring until the danger of frost has past.
    • Early spring is the best time of year to change your garden design.
    • When the bulbs come up in the spring and start blooming, you should clip off the blooms as they start to wither.
    • The spring breeze blew gently through her hair as she entered the park.
    • Koji and I were married in the spring, a year later.
    • These weeds often increase with wet springs after years where pastures were over grazed.
    • There should be a referendum in the spring or autumn of next year.
    • It was a short walk, and in the spring and summer months quite enjoyable.
    • Some species provide beautiful displays of color for short periods in the spring or fall.
    • If you're anything like me, you'll be longing for the winter to come to an end and looking forward to getting outside and enjoying the spring.
    • This last week or so, with the sun shining for much of the time and a strong hint of spring in the air, a lot of people will have been spending time outdoors.
  • 2

    • 2.1Geography

      manantial masculine
      fuente feminine

    • 2.2 formal (origin)

      origen masculine
      • It becomes impossible to see the springs of the play's action in terms of mere idiosyncratic personal grudges or teenage angst.
      • The immediate aftermath of the war was marked by a nostalgic return by many artists to the springs of Mediterranean culture.

  • 3

    salto masculine
    brinco masculine
    • With a spring, he jumped out of the alleyway and hoofed it back to his apartment.
    • He rounded the upcoming corner as only he could; a jump and flip, then a spring off the wall of an adjacent building.
    • The new year, however, will put a spring in their step.
  • 4

    • 4.1

      (in watch, toy) resorte masculine
      (in mattress) muelle masculine
      (in mattress) resorte masculine Latin America
      • This apparatus is fitted with ropes and pulleys that are attached to taut springs to create tension.
      • The tension on the spring can be adjusted using a wing nut so it can grip the line tightly or loosely, whatever the fishing situation demands.
      • This simple action is controlled by a complex mass of gears, switches and springs, like you might find inside a watch.
      • By loosening a jack bolt or hydraulically dropping the springs with a switch in the car, the team can get the car closer to the ground.
      • Look also for a shock-absorbing shoe - one with springs or coils or spongy material under the heel.
      • Compress the spring on the exhaust valve and measure the movement required for the valve to contact the piston.
      • We buy the springs for the mattresses but do the rest of the work ourselves.
      • Peter Burr is a director and shareholder of Irvine Spring Company, an Ayrshire-based business which manufactures wire shapes and springs for major electronics companies.
      • In its heyday in the 1960s, Tempered Spring employed more than 1,000 people making springs for cars, the agricultural industry, the railways and office equipment.
      • Oil helps cool the valve springs and extend their useful life.
      • Fred Tedesco's company, Pa-Ted, makes springs and small mechanical assemblies for larger companies.
      • The kitchen door was on one of those springs to prevent it slamming shut, as a result of which it was well nigh impossible to close it with any kind of speed.
      • The bottom of the boxes were cushioned with springs to prevent sudden jolts harming the animals.
      • In this new upholstery, the same interlaced webbing was still used, but it supported a group of springs rather than horsehair.
      • Moving, loosening or adjusting door springs must be done by a garage door serviceperson.
      • Some cutting pliers are set with a spring in the handle that makes it easier and more comfortable to use.
      • The bed springs twanged and the wooden floor boards responded with a creak.
      • He jumped into the air as if a spring propelled him from the ground.
      • Rossiter watched him, as lithe and graceful as ever, his slim form like a coiled spring and ready to explode with energy at any moment.
      • Michael sat on Kay's bed, the springs squeaking as his weight hit the mattress.

    • 4.2(elasticity)

      elasticidad feminine
      to walk with a spring in one's step caminar con brío / energía
      • His size is a great advantage but he also has spring and ability - in fact he has every attribute to be a top line goalkeeper.
      • Generally, the more twist in the carpet yarns, the more spring, which hides footprints.
      • Groaning, I attempted to sit up as I felt the sharp jabbing a of a bed coil that had long lost its spring shove its way into my side.