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spring for (something)

1. To pay for something expensive, especially as a treat for oneself or someone else. I decided to spring for the new video game as a reward to myself for doing so well on my exam. Janet is springing for a trip to Disney World for her family this summer.
2. To leap, dash, or dart toward something. I sprang for the door so that my wife wouldn't see the gift I was having delivered. The cat keeps springing for the dangling cord used to draw the blinds.
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spring for something

 and bounce for something
Sl. to treat someone by buying something. I'm bouncing for pizza. Any takers? Ralph sprang for drinks, and we all had a great time.
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spring for

Pay another's expenses, treat, as in I'll spring for the dinner this time. [Slang; c. 1900]
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spring for

v.
To pay for something: My boss offered to spring for lunch.
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There's no time commitment either; you can bounce for five minutes or five hours
The Bounce for Yorkshire is being staged from 11am.
The Bounce for Yorkshire takes place in the park on Sunday, August 26.
Chris Smith, the park's activity officer, said: "Greenhead Park is really excited to be hosting Bounce for Yorkshire - Huddersfield.