- (idiomatic) To start to exist.
- Sometimes the ideas spring to life fully formed.
2011 January 15, Sam Sheringham, “Chelsea 4 - 3 Blackburn Rovers”, BBC:
- Just after the half-hour mark, the contest sprung to life with a frantic passage of play, Lampard's first-time ball releasing Drogba, whose slight hesitation allowed Gael Givet to produce a brilliant saving tackle.
start to exist