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pounce

verb [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.
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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