spring into/to action/life


: to become suddenly very active and energetic
They sprang into action as soon as they received their orders.
The crowd sprang to life after the first goal was scored.

Examples of spring into/to action/life in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sohybe Alawneh sits in the back of the space, which operates daily as a location of Baja California Tacos until 8 p.m., waiting to spring into action. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2024 On Tuesday, the city’s public fountains will spring to life on Fountain Day. Eleanor Nash, Kansas City Star, 15 Apr. 2024 And — as with Negrón’s piece, though happening around us — the background seemed to spring to life around a sunrise of a barely audible soundings from the stage. Michael Andor Brodeur, Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2024 But on March 15 when the curtain lifts on the NFL’s new year, the Rams will be primed to spring into action. Jay Paris, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 The response quickly went viral after it was shared on social media on Tuesday, prompting the Beyhive to spring into action calling on the station to change its tune. Wesley Stenzel, EW.com, 13 Feb. 2024 And when that happens, the Belles spring into action, then, too. Colbi Edmonds Madeline Gray, New York Times, 24 Feb. 2024 The axis of resistance did not spring to life on October 7. Narges Bajoghli, Foreign Affairs, 17 Jan. 2024 The only problem — the pizzeria’s giant animatronic animal characters spring to life and go on murderous rampages. Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Oct. 2023

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“Spring into/to action/life.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spring%20into%2Fto%20action%2Flife. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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