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III.4 Verbs with other meanings
There are a few other verbs which have this structure.
The debate is expected to be a lengthy one. Officials say it will probably stretch into next week.
In the case of spark and spring, only a very restricted range of nouns can occur in the prepositional phrase.
spark (into life, activity) spring (into action, life, existence, being) stretch
As both parties recognise the signal, neurons in the brain spark into life.
Suddenly all the alarms go off and the Special Branch protection people spring into action.