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pounce

Synonyms of pounce in English:

verb

  • two men pounced on him, demanding cash
    jump on, spring on, leap 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

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  • with a sudden pounce, the cheetah's jaws fastened on the gazelle's throat
    leap, spring, jump, swoop, dive, lunge, bound
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