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"pounce" in British English

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pounceverb [I]

uk   us   /paʊns/
(Definition of pounce from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pounceverb [I]

 us   /pɑʊns/
to ​attacksuddenly, esp. by ​jumping or ​flying down to ​catch or take ​hold of something or someone: The ​mountainlion pounced onto the back of an ​elk.
(Definition of pounce from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pounce”
in Korean (갑자기) 덮치다…
in Arabic يَنْقَضّ عَلى…
in Malaysian menerkam…
in French bondir…
in Russian набрасываться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 猛撲,猛衝,突然襲擊…
in Italian piombare, balzare…
in Turkish üstüne atlayıp/çullanıp yakalamak…
in Polish rzucać się…
in Spanish saltar sobre, precipitarse, abalanzarse sobre…
in Vietnamese vồ, chộp…
in Portuguese lançar-se…
in Thai กระโจน…
in German sich stürzen…
in Catalan abalançar-se…
in Japanese 飛びかかる, 飛びつく…
in Chinese (Simplified) 猛扑,猛冲,突然袭击…
in Indonesian menerkam…
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