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English definition of “pounce”

pounce

verb [I]     /paʊns/
to suddenly move towards a person or animal that you want to catch: The police were waiting to pounce when he arrived at the airport.Moving quicklyCapturing or taking possession of thingsGetting, receiving and acceptingAttacking and invading
(Definition of pounce verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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