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Meaning of “pounce” - Learner’s Dictionary

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
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 Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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