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pounce

verb [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.
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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…
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