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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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A strange fancy had sprung to life in her mind on re-entering the room; she herself smiled faintly at the extravagance of it.
She saw the impending fate of her defenders and there sprung to life in her savage bosom the spark of martyrdom, that some common forbear had transmitted alike to Teeka, the wild ape, and the glorious women of a higher order who have invited death for their men.
When the idea of his scheme had sprung to life in his mind, the novelty of it had startled him--the enormous daring of it, suddenly self-revealed, had daunted him.
The first crude idea of such a way had sprung to life in the brain of a Chicago man named L.
The game sprung to life in the first part of extra time with Italy hitting the bar and Spain going close twice.
It was noticeable that once the wind dropped mid-afternoon they all sprung to life again, as they are on Tuesday.
The opening period provided little entertainment for the home support, but the game sprung to life with five goals in 16 explosive minutes after the break Gareth Evans opened the scoring for Macc with a sweet low shot from 15 yards, but Kirk Hudson equalised for the Shots three minutes later with a fine volley.
Once the birds--famished from their long journeys--finally reach the forest, they feast on a rich smorgasbord of insects and fruits that have sprung to life following a harsh northern winter.
Tonight, The Doctor, a Time Lord with a tragic past, rescues working-class girl Rose Tyler (former British pop singer Billie Piper) from, initially, murderous mannequins sprung to life and, later, her tedious existence.
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The crowd sprung to life and continued bouncing throughout All You Need Is Hate.
This valley which meanders through Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky, sprung to life with the coal boom at the end of the 19th century and saw that vibrancy snuffed out abruptly by the mid-20th century.
The 321-room destination beach resort, which sprung to life on a prominent piece of peninsula in 1953 and has been attracting generations of vacationers for traditional family-style beach getaways ever since, will mark its gold anniversary throughout the year.
In Fellini's eyes, it was as if one of his puppets had sprung to life and dared question its maker.
After a goalless first period, the encounter sprung to life on the hour when Sean Jones fired the hosts ahead with a 30- yard effort that found the net via the upright.