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English definition of “pounce on sth”

pounce on sth

(CRITICIZE) phrasal verb with pounce     /paʊns/ verb [I]
to immediately criticize a mistake : He knows that his critics are waiting to pounce on any slip that he makes.Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
(Definition of pounce on sth (CRITICIZE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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