Meaning of “pounce” in the English Dictionary

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

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pounceverb [ I ]

us /pɑʊns/

to attack suddenly, esp. by jumping or flying down to catch or take hold of something or someone:

The mountain lion pounced onto the back of an elk.

(Definition of “pounce” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)