Definition of 'pounce'
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Always ready to pounce in the box. The Sun (2012)Any minor departure from logic was quickly pounced upon. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Investors should get ready to pounce. Times, Sunday Times (2008)First he pounced on a rebound in the 16th minute. The Sun (2006)What he said was ill-judged but people are so gleeful about pouncing when you get it wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Then they pounce, and get it. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He thought that the slow movements might mean that he was preparing to pounce, as cats do. The Secret Garden (1911)But precisely because of this, there are thousands of eagle eyes ready to pounce on errors of fact or interpretation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The cat pounced... and missed. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The pond was relatively little used, though here the closeness of cover might have made the birds afraid of being pounced on by cats. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Then to rub salt in the wound, the African side pounced to grab an equaliser with just eight minutes to go. The Sun (2012)Stunned zoo visitors watched as the big cat pounced, hooked the bird with a claw through its cage, then held it with his teeth. The Sun (2013)
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British English: pounce VERB
If someone pounces on you, they come up towards you suddenly and take hold of you.
He pounced on the photographer and smashed his camera.
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