pounce

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To eagerly seize an opportunity

I pounced on the chance to get promoted.

To attack suddenly

I was awakened from a dead sleep by my child pouncing on top of me from out of nowhere.

To leap into the air intending to seize someone or something

She pounced on the young man, because she loved him and wanted him for herself.

{v} to sprinkle with pounce, arm with claws, pierce, seize
{n} the claw of a bird, a powdered gum
To strike or seize with the talons; to pierce, as with the talons
To sprinkle or rub with pounce; as, to pounce paper, or a pattern
Cloth worked in eyelet holes
A substance like chalk, ash, powdered bone, bread crumbs, or pumice is rubbed into a writing surface in order to improve it Pounce can reduce greasiness, raise the nap, and whiten parchment The term is also used for a post-medieval technique employed in the transfer of an image by reproducing a dotted outline on a sheet beneath
To punch; to perforate; to stamp holes in, or dots on, by way of ornament
{i} act of suddenly swooping down and grabbing; sudden assault or attack
To fall suddenly and seize with the claws; with on or upon; as, a hawk pounces upon a chicken
A fine powder, as of sandarac, or cuttlefish bone, formerly used to prevent ink from spreading on manuscript
the act of pouncing move down on as if in an attack; "The raptor swooped down on its prey"; "The teacher swooped down upon the new students
the act of pouncing
Also used figuratively
A punch or stamp
With reference to art, 'pounce' is to press powdered charcoal through the holes in a cartoon, in order to transfer the drawing onto the ground
When an animal or bird pounces on something, it jumps on it and holds it, in order to kill it. like a tiger pouncing on its prey Before I could get the pigeon the cat pounced. To ornament (metal, for example) by perforating from the back with a pointed implement. to suddenly move forward and attack someone or something, after waiting to attack them (pounce (15-19 centuries), probably from puncheon (14-20 centuries), from poinchon)
The claw or talon of a bird of prey
If someone pounces on you, they come up towards you suddenly and take hold of you. He pounced on the photographer, beat him up and smashed his camera Fraud squad officers had bugged the phone and were ready to pounce
If someone pounces on something such as a mistake, they quickly draw attention to it, usually in order to gain an advantage for themselves or to prove that they are right. The Democrats were ready to pounce on any Republican failings or mistakes
move down on as if in an attack; "The raptor swooped down on its prey"; "The teacher swooped down upon the new students"
bag- small cloth bag filled with pipe clay, chalk, charcoal, graphite powder or the like Tapped over the holes created by pouncing to transfer drawing onto finish surface with neat, black, dotted lines
Charcoal dust, or some other colored powder for making patterns through perforated designs, used by embroiderers, lace makers, etc
{f} fall on, storm, invade; attack, seize, assault
pounce box
A small box with a perforated top, formerly used to sprinkle sand or pounce on writing paper to dry the ink
pounced
past of pounce
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Ornamented with perforations or dots
pounced
Furnished with claws or talons; as, the pounced young of the eagle
pounces
third-person singular of pounce
pouncing
Decorative perforation of cloth
pouncing
The art or practice of transferring a design by means of pounce
pouncing
present participle of pounce
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