Idiom: spring to one's feet
Note: The verb "spring" is irregular in the past tenses. The simple past of spring is "sprang" (not "
springed") or "sprung." The form "sprang" is most commonly used for the simple past form but "sprung" is also correct. For the past participle, the form is "sprung."
Simple past: sprang or sprung
Past participle: sprung (e.g., If you had sprung to your feet when they asked for volunteers maybe they would have selected you.)
— I was sleeping when the national anthem started so my girlfriend kicked my leg and I sprang to my feet.
— When they asked for volunteers to get a beauty makeover, I sprang to my feet and yelled to try to get their attention first.
— Watch my dog spring to his feet when I put his food bowl on the floor.
— I would have sprung to my feet when our team scored but my leg is broken.
— Do you notice how everyone springs to their feet when the director's secretary asks for something but completely ignores the director?
— Every single person sprang to their feet in protest when we heard the new rules.
— When we heard the gun shots, we sprang to our feet and ran into the closet.
— I sprang to my feet and immediately left my office when the fire alarm went off.
— The crowd sprang to its feet after the unbelievable save by the goalie.
— The audience sprang to its feet screaming when Adele entered the stage.
— Sorry for the noise. My dogs spring to their feet and wildly bark when the doorbell rings.
— In my dreams, I imagine the crowd springing to its feet and applauding me when I win match point at Wimbledon.
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