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English definition of “pounce on sth”

pounce on sth

(ACCEPT) phrasal verb with pounce     /paʊns/ verb [I]
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 (ACCEPT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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