pounce

Part of speech: verb

To make a sudden seizure; spring; followed by on or upon.

Part of speech: noun

The act of pouncing; a talon.

Part of speech: noun

A powder such as was formerly used to absorb excess of ink.

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Usage examples "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", 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", G. A. Henty.
  3. They look like brigands waiting to pounce on us. - "The Jolliest School of All", Angela Brazil.