spring to life


spring to life
spring to life phrase
to begin to be active

The team’s sluggish attack sprang to life in the second half.

Thesaurus: to start doing somethingsynonym
Main entry: spring

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ˌspring into ˈaction | ˌspring into/to ˈlife idiom
(of a person, machine, etc.) to suddenly start working or doing sth

‘Let's go!’ he said, springing into action.

The town springs into life

(= becomes busy)

during the carnival.

Main entry:springidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • spring into life — ˌspring into ˈaction | ˌspring into/to ˈlife idiom (of a person, machine, etc.) to suddenly start working or doing sth • ‘Let s go!’ he said, springing into action. • The town springs into life (= becomes busy) during the carnival …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • spring to life — to begin to be active The team s sluggish attack sprang to life in the second half …   English dictionary

  • spring´less — spring «sprihng», verb, sprang or sprung, sprung, spring|ing, noun, adjective. –v.i. 1. to rise or move suddenly and lightly; leap or jump: »to spring to attention. I sprang to my feet. The dog sprang at the thief. He sprang to his sleigh, to his …   Useful english dictionary

  • spring´a|ble — spring «sprihng», verb, sprang or sprung, sprung, spring|ing, noun, adjective. –v.i. 1. to rise or move suddenly and lightly; leap or jump: »to spring to attention. I sprang to my feet. The dog sprang at the thief. He sprang to his sleigh, to his …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spring — Spring, n. [AS. spring a fountain, a leap. See {Spring}, v. i.] 1. A leap; a bound; a jump. [1913 Webster] The prisoner, with a spring, from prison broke. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A flying back; the resilience of a body recovering its former… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spring back — Spring Spring, n. [AS. spring a fountain, a leap. See {Spring}, v. i.] 1. A leap; a bound; a jump. [1913 Webster] The prisoner, with a spring, from prison broke. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A flying back; the resilience of a body recovering its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spring balance — Spring Spring, n. [AS. spring a fountain, a leap. See {Spring}, v. i.] 1. A leap; a bound; a jump. [1913 Webster] The prisoner, with a spring, from prison broke. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A flying back; the resilience of a body recovering its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spring beam — Spring Spring, n. [AS. spring a fountain, a leap. See {Spring}, v. i.] 1. A leap; a bound; a jump. [1913 Webster] The prisoner, with a spring, from prison broke. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A flying back; the resilience of a body recovering its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spring beauty — Spring Spring, n. [AS. spring a fountain, a leap. See {Spring}, v. i.] 1. A leap; a bound; a jump. [1913 Webster] The prisoner, with a spring, from prison broke. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A flying back; the resilience of a body recovering its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English