pounce - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/paʊns/
present tense
I/you/we/theypounce
he/she/itpounces
present participlepouncing
past tensepounced
past participlepounced
  1. 1
    to quickly jump on or hold someone or something

    They pounced on their suspect.

  2. 2
    to react in a very sudden way, especially by criticizing someone

derived word

pounce

 

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noun [countable]
singularpounce
pluralpounces