spring at

spring at someone or something

to jump at someone or something. The cat sprang at me but could not sink in its claws. The spider sprang at the moth and captured it.
See also: spring
References in classic literature ?
As far as a man can see when he looks out upon the sea from some high beacon, so far can the loud-neighing horses of the gods spring at a single bound.
From darling dresses and pretty skirts for girls, to handsome vests and classic linen for boys, everyone's sure to look their best as they Burst into Spring at The Children's Place.