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Definition of pounce verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

pounce

 verb
verb
NAmE//paʊns//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pounce
 
he / she / it pounces
 
past simple pounced
 
-ing form pouncing
 
 
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to move forward suddenly in order to attack or catch someone or something The lion crouched, ready to pounce. pounce on/upon somebody/something The muggers pounced on her as she got out of the car. Kobe pounced on the loose ball and scored. Phrasal Verbspounce on something
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