pounce Definition in Cambridge British English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of "pounce" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

pounceverb [I]

uk   us   /paʊns/
to jump or move quickly in order to catch or take hold of something: The cat sat in the tree ready to pounce on the ducks below. The police were waiting to pounce when he arrived at the airport.
Phrasal verbs
Translations of “pounce”
in Arabic يَنْقَضّ عَلى…
in Korean (갑자기) 덮치다…
in Malaysian menerkam…
in French bondir…
in Turkish üstüne atlayıp/çullanıp yakalamak…
in Italian piombare, balzare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 猛撲,猛衝,突然襲擊…
in Russian набрасываться…
in Polish rzucać się…
in Vietnamese vồ, chộp…
in Spanish saltar sobre, precipitarse, abalanzarse sobre…
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 Indonesian menerkam…
in Chinese (Simplified) 猛扑,猛冲,突然袭击…
(Definition of pounce from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of pounce?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “pounce” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
dole

the money that the government gives to people who are unemployed

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More