spring to life

spring to life

Fig. to become suddenly alive or more alive. The party sprang to life after midnight. The city sprang to life at dawn.
See also: life, spring

spring to life

1. to suddenly become active I was standing on the golf course when the sprinkler system sprang to life without warning.
2. to begin existing The company sprang to life in 1939 as a manufacturer of testing instruments.
See also: life, spring
References in classic literature ?
Among the sensations that crowded on me, when my eyes first looked upon her--familiar sensations which we all know, which spring to life in most of our hearts, die again in so many, and renew their bright existence in so few--there was one that troubled and perplexed me: one that seemed strangely inconsistent and unaccountably out of place in Miss Fairlie's presence.
Once a fortnight, Spring to Life present themed sessions and encourage residents of Brandwood House and Cocksmoor House and their friends to have a go at something new or to spend time in nature.
It will spring to life through a new store experience called Pulse, as well as through the active support of the first global brand advocate, model Lily Cole.
Many are motionless until the coin drops inside, when they suddenly spring to life.
In Kujudziski's view, the writers have turned into a multiplied but isolated kind that spring to life only during the Struga Poetry Evenings and the Book Fair.
Just ask my children and hundreds of others camped on St George's plateau waiting in anticipation as we counted down to 3pm to watch the spider spring to life.
On it's own it quite easily missed, though vivid in colour it is still quite small and insignificant but once in a crowd they spring to life.
As I ambled along the beach, thatched-roof cafes began to spring to life along with the sand crabs, who were running for their lives in front of hungry shorebirds.
The casually stoic figures are surrounded by manifestations of energy, from the busy folds in their clothing to the rugs and bedding that look ready to spring to life and scurry away to the clash of abutting and overlapping patterns, colors, and textures that collectively define Lozek's spaces as at once derelict and vital.
The pages spring to life with 65 black-and-white figures and 48 color plates.
7-liter HEMI Multi-Displacement Engine is surprisingly gas-conscious: During normal driving it glides along on four cylinders, but when the butch driver in you wants to roar, all eight cylinders spring to life.
Rinaldi's use of the diary form makes Rose's feelings and adventures spring to life.
In this story, a boy's fanciful handmade paintings of turkeys spring to life.
They terrify the time traveller's helper, played by Billie Piper, when they spring to life as she shops.
Matches between two underachieving clubs are always best treated with caution, as either has the potential to spring to life and cause one-sided make-ups.