Meaning of “pounce on sth” in the English Dictionary

"pounce on sth" in British English

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pounce on sth

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


to immediately criticize a mistake:

He knows that his critics are waiting to pounce on any slip that he makes.

(Definition of “pounce on sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)