spring (one) (from some place)

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spring (one) (from some place)

To cause or help one to escape or be released from jail or some other confinement. An elaborate conspiracy had been orchestrated to spring the mob boss from prison. His wealthy parents had to come down to the county courthouse and spring him yet again.
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spring someone

tv. to get someone out of jail on bond or permanently. My wife came down and sprung me; otherwise, I’d still be in the slammer.
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It was not long before the Bay backline was caught napping on the ball and Chester sprang one of their many counter-attacks of the game.
The two meet for a semifinal place in Cardiff where, in 2007, France sprang one of the great World Cup shocks by beating the All Blacks in this very round.
Barry boy Lee sprang one of the boxing shocks of 2011 when he knocked out hometown favourite Smith on Merseyside to take the British and Commonwealth titles last September.
ESSEX bricklayer Tom Glover sprang one of the biggest shocks of the year in July when he beat former British and Commonwealth champion Jon Thaxton on a close points decision, writes Dan Williams.
URUGUAY sprang one of the greatest shocks when they beat Brazil in their own Maracana fortress in the 1950 final.
LOWLY Llanelli sprang one of the shocks of the season as they sent second-placed Nomads crashing to their biggest defeat since moving to Deeside Stadium.
NORTON'S COIN, who sprang one of the biggest shocks in racing history when winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1990, has died.
SNOOPY LOOPY, who sprang one of last season's biggest shocks when landing the Betfair Chase at 33-1, will seek to seal what should be a memorable day for Ffos Las owner Dai Walters when representing him in the showpiece race on the track's official opening day on Friday.
ESKLEYBROOK, who sprang one of the shocks of the season when beating
Rahman, who sprang one of the biggest surprises in boxing by knocking Lewis out in the fifth round in South Africa earlier this year, is given a tempting 9-2 quote by Coral.