pounce upon
index attack, oppugn, seize (confiscate)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Synonyms:
(as with claws),


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  • pounce upon — Synonyms and related words: ambush, appear unexpectedly, assail, assault, astonish, attack, be unexpected, blitz, bob up, bounce, bound, buck, buckjump, bushwhack, capriole, catch at, catch off guard, catch unawares, clear, come at, come down on …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pounce upon — Seize (as with claws), fall upon …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • pounce upon something — ˈpounce on/upon sth derived to quickly notice sth that sb has said or done, especially in order to criticize it Syn: seize on/upon • His comments were pounced upon by the press. Main entry: ↑pouncederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • pounce — Synonyms and related words: Highland fling, ambush, and jump, attack, belly buster, belly flop, belly whopper, bounce, bound, broad jump, buck, buckjump, cannonball, capriole, cascade, cataract, chute, claws, clear, clutches, collapse, come down …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Pounce (Transformers) — Pounce is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes.Transformers: Generation 1Transformers character name =Pounce caption =Pounce box art affiliation =Decepticon subgroup =Clones rank =5 function =Infiltrator… …   Wikipedia

  • Pounce — Pounce, v. i. To fall suddenly and seize with the claws; with on or upon; as, a hawk pounces upon a chicken. Also used figuratively. [1913 Webster] Derision is never so agonizing as when it pounces on the wanderings of misguided sensibility.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pounce — pounce1 [pouns] n. [ME pownce, talon, prob. altered < MFr poinçon, sharp instrument, stiletto: see PUNCHEON1] 1. a claw or talon of a bird of prey 2. the act of pouncing; swoop, spring, or leap vi. pounced, pouncing to swoop down, spring, or… …   English World dictionary

  • pounce on something — ˈpounce on/upon sth derived to quickly notice sth that sb has said or done, especially in order to criticize it Syn: seize on/upon • His comments were pounced upon by the press. Main entry: ↑pouncederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • pounce — [n/v] leap at; take by surprise ambush, attack, bound, dart, dash, dive, drop, fall upon, jump, snatch, spring, strike, surge, swoop, take unawares; concepts 86,159,194 …   New thesaurus

  • pounce — [[t]pa͟ʊns[/t]] pounces, pouncing, pounced 1) VERB If someone pounces on you, they come up towards you suddenly and take hold of you. [V on/upon n] He pounced on the photographer, beat him up and smashed his camera... Fraud squad officers had… …   English dictionary

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