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spring to life

1. To become lively or active. I'm not one of those people who just springs to life when my alarm goes off—I need to start my day with a lot of coffee.
2. To come into existence. This idea didn't just spring to life when I started writing it down—I'd been thinking about it for years.
See also: life, spring

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/into ˈlife/ˈaction

(of a person or thing) suddenly become active or start to work: As soon as he heard the alarm bell, he sprang into action.This machine will spring into life at the touch of a button.
See also: action, life, spring
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The fighting blood of Virginia sprang to life in my veins.
At the sight of her husband's brother, the sinking spirit of the woman sprang to life again.
At once, both in the person of the commissionaire and in the persons of the footmen, there sprang to life the same reverence as had arisen in the lacqueys of the hotel.
With a whoop, a buzz, and a crash, the organ sprang to life under the hand of Giuseppe, and the procession passed through the rained-to-imitate-walnut front door.
The book recovers a rich public discourse about Black history that took shape in journals, monographs, and textbooks and sprang to life in the pages of the Black press, the classrooms of Black schools, and annual celebrations of Negro History Week.
More than 100 craftspeople, wildlife experts and entertainers were on show on the 900-acre grounds, with nature lovers getting more than they bargained for with show-stopping debuts for 10ft-tall butterflies with 5ft wingspans and giant trees that sprang to life, all the remarkable creations of street theatre performers.
Around 10,000 have fled since it sprang to life again last Wednesday to avoid the fate of the 17 people killed by an eruption last year.
Harry Redknapp's men failed to test Sunderland goalkeeper Keiren Westwood in a dull first half, but they sprang to life on the hour and took the lead through substitute Roman Pavlyuchenko's fierce drive.
Neither side troubled the goalkeepers in a very poor first half, but the game sprang to life after the break.
The game sprang to life just before half-time when Ndiaye Papa Waigo crossed to Antonio and his strike flew into the top corner.Carlisle equalised less than a minute later as Ian Harte scored his 18th goal of the season with a free-kick.
THE Skelmersdale league sprang to life again to catch up on some county and domestic cup games as well as reviving the league fixtures.
THIS tie sprang to life with two goals at the start of the second half and it nearly finished with a flourish when Forfar hit the post right at the death.
More than half of Montserrat's 12,000 inhabitants have moved away since the volcano sprang to life in 1995.
Port Sunlight sprang to life as a special ly-created village to house the workers from William Hesketh Lever's soap factory.
Cornelia Funke's INKSPELL (0439554004, $19.99) continues the saga begun in her popular INKHEART, which told of a book's characters which sprang to life and changed one Meggie's world forever.