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Synonyms for pounce

pounce on something or someone: attack

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  • attack
  • ambush
  • leap at
  • take someone by surprise
  • take someone unawares

pounce on something or someone: spring on

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the act of pouncing

move down on as if in an attack

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Lennon was shaken but unhurt after the assault as stewards and police pounced on the thug.
But Roche pounced for his second midway through the half and then set-up Couch as Marlow eased clear.
The Sky Blues went ahead midway through the first half when Freddy Eastwood pounced in the six-yard box after Martin Cranie's shot from the centre of the area was blocked superbly by Lee Camp in the Forest goal.
After his Breeders' Cup triumph, it was mooted in some quarters that Pounced, who was ridden by Frankie Dettori on that occasion, was to join Godolphin, but connections report the three-year-old to be happily ensconced in his usual stable at Gosden's Clarehaven yard.
The Panthers then pounced as a Studholme kick to the corner was brilliantly taken by Alex Chatterton to touchdown, and excellent handling paved the way for William Wallace to notch his second try with only minutes remaining.
The child was walking along an alley between Batchley shops and Birchensale Middle School when the attacker pounced.
Leeds then came within a whisker of equalising as a header from James Baxendale looped over Filler in the Boro goal before coming back off the post, and trickling along the line before the keeper pounced on it.
Masud, who is being treated for shock, said he fought with the tiger for about 30 minutes after it pounced on his sibling without warning.
Consett enjoyed a goals blitz when they entertained Blaydon Youth Club, rattling up doubles as Danny Bell pounced four times and David Muldoon twice.
After heading against the crossbar a minute later, John - who left St Andrew's for the north-east last season - pounced to bundle home after Ross Wallace's 90th minute free-kick.
The bandit was caught on CCTV as he pounced on the 18-year-old.
He pounced a bad back pass by Dallas defender Greg Vanney - a former UCLA and Galaxy star - and evaded another defender, Clarence Goodson.
In particular, fans have pounced on a subplot that has 16-year-old Harry compulsively stalking his teen nemesis: Rowling writes that he "was rapidly becoming obsessed with Draco Malfoy.
Simon Lynch's opener looked set to give the Dark Blues their second win until super-sub Miller pounced.
Democratic nominee John Kerry pounced, saying the figures show how the policies of President Bush have failed to support everyday Americans.