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pounce on sth

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


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


to ​accept something ​quickly and with ​enthusiasm: I ​think if she were given the ​opportunity to ​work here, she'd ​pounce on it.
(Definition of pounce on sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 批评, 立即批评(错误)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 批評, 立即批評(錯誤)…
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