Verb spring up has 1 sense
  1. originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow - come into existence; take on form or shape; "A new religious movement originated in that country"; "a love that sprang up from friendship"; "the idea for the book grew out of a short story"; "An interesting phenomenon uprose"
    --1 is one way to become
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