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What is another word for pounce?

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Verb
To spring upon suddenly to attack or capture
“The dramatic images show the leopard pounce on the warthog piglet.”
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To (attempt to) grab or capture suddenly, especially by lunging at
“The tiger waits patiently behind the bush, looking for an opportunity to pounce on the unsuspecting deer.”
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To confront through the use of military force
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To attack someone from an unexpected position
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To move rapidly or suddenly in a given direction
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To walk or run with leaping strides
Noun
A sudden swoop or spring, typically to capture or grab something or someone
“Seeing this, the three sisters made a pounce at the chairs also, just in case the king thought that they were better off outside.”
Noun
Fine, dry particles produced by the grinding, crushing, or disintegration of a solid substance
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An act of running somewhere suddenly and rapidly
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A sudden violent attack, especially by an army or group
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A curved pointed horny nail on each digit of the foot in birds, lizards, and some mammals
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