Spring For Meaning

(chiefly US, idiomatic) To pay for; to offer money.

Example: 1993, Sophfronia Gregory et al., "They're Up Against the Wal," Time, 1 Nov.:
  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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