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noun as in leap; sudden swoop

verb as in leap at; take by surprise

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Because of these differences, innate immune cells can speedily pounce on unwelcome intruders and diseased tissue.

Schrems was the litigant who prompted that July ruling, and his organization was quick to pounce after it came through.

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These plays either hit the other team with a punchy burst of shotmaking or unfold slowly until a mistake or mismatch can be pounced upon.

Doyle says a lot of teams should be in the market to pounce this year if the offer is right, but that also means trading partners could be hard to find.

When the Texas Rangers gave up on their A-Rod experiment, the Red Sox pounced on the chance to upgrade from baseball’s second-best shortstop to its best.

“I thought about throwing myself down a flight of stairs or have my eldest daughter pounce on top of me,” she said.

In the event, in the long cat and mouse game that Stalin played with him, the cat did not pounce.

Before long, though, the cat did pounce on friends, and family, and colleagues.

It was easy for the media to pounce when he admitted to lacking a comprehensive strategy for tackling ISIS.

The SPLC points to Tom DeWeese as one of the first pounce on the U.N. plan.

Sure enough, there was the kitten, not taking the least care of her necktie, just ready to pounce upon a big mouse.

And so each day he hungered for the news, and when the paper came he would pounce upon it.

She bent above the page, and in the fever of her interest seemed to pounce on it and scurry over it.

The Indians took advantage of this to pounce upon their unsuspecting guests, at a given signal, and began killing them.

If Carlo was waiting at the entrance to pounce upon him, he wasn't going to be caught napping.


On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pounce, such as: leap, ambush, attack, bound, dart, and dash.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.