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English definition of “pounce”

pounce

verb [I] uk   /paʊns/ us  
to jump or move quickly in order to catch or take hold of something: The cat sat in the tree ready to pounce on the ducks below. The police were waiting to pounce when he arrived at the airport.Capturing or taking possession of thingsGetting, receiving and acceptingHurrying and doing things quicklyBusy and activeJumpingBouncing
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(Definition of pounce from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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