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English definition of “pounce on sth”

pounce on sth

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

(CRITICIZE)

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

(ACCEPT)

to accept something quickly and with enthusiasm: I think if she were given the opportunity to work here, she'd pounce on it.Accepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approvalGetting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of things
(Definition of pounce on sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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