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pounce on sth

phrasal verb with pounce uk   us   /paʊns/ verb [I]

(CRITICIZE)

to immediately criticize a mistake: He knows that his critics are waiting to pounce on any slip that he makes.

(ACCEPT)

to accept something quickly and with enthusiasm: I think if she were given the opportunity to work here, she'd pounce on it.
Translations of “pounce on sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 批評, 立即批評(錯誤)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 批评, 立即批评(错误)…
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