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spring back

1. Literally, to recoil, rebound, or leap back to an original position or location. When you release this little lever, the handle springs back to a neutral position. The cat sprang back when I started walking toward it. I sprang back to my spot when I noticed my teacher looking in our direction.
2. To recover completely from illness or injury very quickly. I'm sorry to hear you're so run down with the flu—I hope you spring back soon! I was amazed at how quickly my mom sprang back from her hip replacement.
See also: back, spring

spring back (to some place)

to jump, bounce, or recoil back to a place. The cat sprang back to its original place on the top of the table. The lid sprang back to a closed position.
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spring back

v.
To recover quickly and completely: The softball player sprang back quickly after her injury.
See also: back, spring
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During cold forming, once the steel sheet reaches the final bend radius and the imposed constraint on the bend radius is removed, the sheet undergoes elastic spring back. The change in the through-thickness residual stress due to this elastic spring back is reverse calculated elastically from the plastic moment applied for the bending of steel sheet.
"I feel like I've got a bit of a spring back in my step because of what happened last week and I'm very confident in myself.
Spring back is the elastic recovery of plastically deformed sheet after unloading of punch which causes distortion of geometry and loss of dimensional accuracy, [6].
Therefore, it is good practice to test a piece of the tubing to establish how much spring back occurs.
The built-in memory allows the matting to spring back to its original shape at day's end.
2 When fingerjointing, be careful to avoid "hydraulic" spring back of fingers.
Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until they are golden brown on top and spring back when you tap them on top.
They are both made of glass--but in the case of the golf clubs, it's a specialized product, called metallic glass, with the ability to bend considerably and spring back into its original form.
This can cause the hook points to move (or roll) ever so slightly and then spring back just a bit after the initial set.
The cushion covering the vehicle is made of a tent fabric and sponge, which will spring back to its original form after absorbing impact.
Vale did spring back to life during four minutes of stoppagetime when Louis Dodds fired inches wide and had a shot cleared off the line, but the Minstermen deserved their point.
yellow, blue, green, you and me rolling the spring back and forth in our
On occasion I will bend the tip of the fiat spring back a little and back off the strain screw located at the bottom of the grip a quarter of a turn for a little better feel.
As the warmer months approach, buff your body and put the spring back in your step with Radiant C.
Despite patchy recent form, it can be worth siding with proven performers on Fibresand as they often manage to spring back to life due to the surface's idiosyncracies.