Synonyms of pounce in English:

pounce


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verb

1‘two men pounced on him, demanding cash’

SYNONYMS
jump on, spring on, leap on, swoop on, swoop down on, dive at, drop down on, lunge at, bound at, fall on, set on, make a grab for, take by surprise, take unawares, catch off-guard, attack suddenly
ambush, mug
informal jump

noun

1‘with a sudden pounce, the cheetah's jaws fastened on the gazelle's throat’

SYNONYMS
leap, spring, jump, swoop, dive, lunge, bound