spring to life

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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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.
The Forth and Clyde Canal will spring to life this month as a floating festival to celebrate its re-opening to coast-to-coast boat traffic takes to the water.
Men and women living in hostels in Birmingham and other deprived settings have been able to set up weekly gardening activities at their allotment after Spring to Life - a not-for-profit community interest company - received a community cash grant from Sport Relief/ Comic Relief.
A month's sales figures for example spring to life and take on a "shape", trends become gradients which the user can reach out and touch.
The kit has everything they'll need to make their Hello Kitty adventures spring to life. Hello Kitty Magazine Maker, age 7+, pounds 7.97, from John Lewis.
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.
SPRING TO LIFE: Cllr PJ Kelly yesterday Picture: EAMON WARD
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.
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.
The excellent Boston Acoustics sound system made our MP3 CDs sound great, What's more, the 340-horsepower, 5.7-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. Available trims include SE, SXT, R/T, and the ultimate SRT8.
Rinaldi's use of the diary form makes Rose's feelings and adventures spring to life.