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Definition of pounce:

  1. A powder used to prevent ink, or what, may be written over an erasure, from spreading; powder used as a medicine or cosmetic.
  2. Cloth worked in eyelet holes.
  3. The talon or claw of a bird of prey.
  4. To dash down upon like a bird of prey.
  5. To perforate; to work in eyelet- holes.
  6. To rub with pounce.

Synonyms:

sic, beset, bushwhack, assail, charge, trash, rush, greet, raid, set on, dive, strike, come back, turn, leap on, descend, turn around and do something, come over, stand up, pick up on, swoop up, spring on, swoop, respond, go in, receive, storm, assault, fly, react.

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