spring for

spring for
To pay for; to offer money.

Wal-Mart . . . would pay the town $100,000 in annual taxes and cover much needed road improvements too. The store even agreed to spring for an archaeological dig on the site, once an Indian campground.


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  • spring for — ˈspring for [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they spring for he/she/it springs for present participle springing for past tense sprang for …   Useful english dictionary

  • spring for — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms spring for : present tense I/you/we/they spring for he/she/it springs for present participle springing for past tense sprang for past participle sprung for American informal spring for something to pay for… …   English dictionary

  • spring (for) — v To pay for. It is my turn to spring for the doughnuts. 1950s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • spring for — vb British to pay for. A raffish expression, used typically by working class speakers, indicating willingness or alacrity. ► OK, keep your hand in your pocket, I ll spring for the grub …   Contemporary slang

  • spring for — pay for, pay the shot    Who will spring for the pizza? Jack will. He just got paid …   English idioms

  • spring for something — ˈspring for sth derived (NAmE, informal) to pay for sth for sb else • I ll spring for the drinks tonight. Main entry: ↑springderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • spring for — N. Amer. informal pay for. → spring …   English new terms dictionary

  • spring for — v. pay for something (usually a treat for somebody) …   English slang

  • spring for (to) —  Pay for …   American business jargon

  • spring for something — AND bounce for something in. to treat (someone) by buying something. (See also pop for something.) □ I’m bouncing for pizza. Any takers? □ Ralph sprang for drinks, and we all had a great time …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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