pounce

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  • If he did not secure her, some poor duke would pounce on her! Cited from There & Back, by George MacDonald
  • When the two pounced upon him he made no resistance and they captured him. Cited from The Slim Princess, by George Ade
  • So he pounced upon the fellow, and set out on his journey home. Cited from Stories about Animals: with Pictures to Match, by Francis C. Woodworth
  • These I will pounce upon and get on board ship first of all. Cited from The Bravest of the Brave, by G. A. Henty
  • He pounced upon it and took the first name his eye caught. Cited from The Mystery of Mary, by Grace Livingston Hill
  • He said he was working on his farm, when he was suddenly pounced upon from behind. Cited from Travels in West Africa, by Mary H. Kingsley
  • He might pounce upon a division, deal another terrible blow and then away! Cited from The Scouts of Stonewall, by Joseph A Altsheler
  • He pounced from his seat and began to walk heavily up and down the room. Cited from A Melody in Silver, by Keene Abbott
  • If you mean to pounce up on me and finish me, go ahead. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 16, February, 1859, by Various
  • Another mail-day will soon be upon us; they simply pounce on one. Cited from Olivia in India, by O. Douglas (AKA Anna Buchan)
  • He must keep up appearances, or others might pounce upon him. Cited from Gordon Keith, by Thomas Nelson Page
  • She drew a long breath, then pounced upon him with another question. Cited from Mary Wollaston, by Henry Kitchell Webster
  • He pounced upon it, and within a short time stood at the head of his class in writing. Cited from The Americanization of Edward Bok, by Edward Bok
  • As a further evidence of their friendly feeling they suddenly pounced upon his clothing. Cited from The Wit and Humor of America, Volume V (of X), by Various
  • Besides, my over-eager sister-in-law would be sure to pounce upon us. Cited from The Fifth Wheel, by Olive Higgins Prouty
  • They must be hiding behind each and every tree, ready to pounce upon him. Cited from The Banner Boy Scouts, by George A. Warren
  • "Then they could pounce upon them over there, and find out all about it for themselves?" Cited from The Lion of Saint Mark, by G. A. Henty
  • If you only had seen how he pounced on me, and how terrible he's become. Cited from Plays, by Alexander Ostrovsky
  • "They know and will come to meet them, but we shall pounce upon them too." Cited from The Knights of the Cross, by Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • She pounced upon him from behind a half-opened door. Cited from Bunker Bean, by Harry Leon Wilson
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Meaning of pounce

  • noun The act of pouncing
  • verb Move down on as if in an attack
    The raptor swooped down on its prey, The teacher swooped down upon the new students