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See definition of pounce on Dictionary.com
  • nounleap; sudden swoop
  • verbleap at; take by surprise

synonyms for pounce

  • leap
  • ambush
  • attack
  • bound
  • dart
  • dash
  • dive
  • drop
  • jump
  • snatch
  • spring
  • strike
  • surge
  • swoop
  • ambush
  • attack
  • bound
  • dart
  • dash
  • dive
  • drop
  • jump
  • snatch
  • spring
  • strike
  • surge
  • swoop
  • fall upon
  • take unawares
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How to use pounce in a sentence

Because of these differences, innate immune cells can speedily pounce on unwelcome intruders and diseased tissue.
‘TRAINED IMMUNITY’ OFFERS HOPE IN FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUSESTHER LANDHUISSEPTEMBER 14, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Schrems was the litigant who prompted that July ruling, and his organization was quick to pounce after it came through.
EUROPE’S PRIVACY REGULATORS FORM TASK FORCE TO TACKLE COMPLAINTS ABOUT GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK CODEDAVID MEYERSEPTEMBER 4, 2020FORTUNE
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.
GIVE BOSTON’S KEMBA WALKER A DOUBLE PICK AND WATCH HIM WORKMICHAEL PINAAUGUST 31, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
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.
SEPARATING MLB’S BUYERS FROM SELLERS AT THE WEIRDEST TRADE DEADLINE EVERNEIL PAINE (NEIL.PAINE@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)AUGUST 28, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
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.
NOMAR GARCIAPARRA’S FULL CAREER WASN’T ENOUGH FOR COOPERSTOWN — BUT IT WAS STILL DAMN GOODNEIL PAINE (NEIL.PAINE@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)JULY 28, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Sure enough, there was the kitten, not taking the least care of her necktie, just ready to pounce upon a big mouse.
THE NURSERY, NOVEMBER 1881, VOL. XXXVARIOUS
And so each day he hungered for the news, and when the paper came he would pounce upon it.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
She bent above the page, and in the fever of her interest seemed to pounce on it and scurry over it.
COUNTRY NEIGHBORSALICE BROWN
The Indians took advantage of this to pounce upon their unsuspecting guests, at a given signal, and began killing them.
THE STORY OF THE THIRTEEN COLONIESH. A. (HLNE ADELINE) GUERBER
If Carlo was waiting at the entrance to pounce upon him, he wasn't going to be caught napping.
BUMPER, THE WHITE RABBITGEORGE ETHELBERT WALSH
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO POUNCE

  • circumscribed
  • confined
  • defined
  • delimitated
  • delimited
  • demarcated
  • determined
  • encircled
  • enclosed
  • hem in
  • limited
  • marked
  • marked out
  • measured
  • restrained
  • restricted
  • surrounded
  • terminated
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.