pounces|pounced|pouncingpaʊns noun +the act of pouncing verb +move down on as if in an attack
1Often, pounce on or upon. spring (on or upon), leap (at or on), swoop down (on or upon), fall upon, jump (at or on), strike, take by surprise or unawares, attack, ambush, Colloq mug:
As I rounded the corner, three youths pounced on me, stole my bag, and ran off.
2 spring, leap, swoop, jump:
The cat was on the mantel shelf in a single pounce.
Advanced English Dictionary
+verb [V] ~ (on / upon sb/sth) to move suddenly forwards in order to attack or catch sb/sth: The lion crouched ready to pounce. + The muggers pounced on her as she got out of the car. + Owen pounced on the loose ball and scored. Phrasal Verbs: pounce on / upon sth to quickly notice sth that sb has said or done, especially in order to criticize it Synonym: SEIZE ON / UPON His comments were pounced upon by the press.
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