What does the word pounce mean?

Usage examples for pounce

  1. " And yet, somehow, I feel as if something is waiting round the corner to pounce out on us. – The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories by Ethel M. Dell
  2. However, we can wait, and the first time the rajah shows any signs of treachery we can pounce upon his fleet. – Among Malay Pirates And Other Tales Of Adventure And Peril by G. A. Henty
  3. They look like brigands waiting to pounce on us. – The Jolliest School of All by Angela Brazil