Thesaurus

pounce


pounce on or upon

verb

Definition of POUNCE

to take sudden, violent action against <the muggers pounced on the unsuspecting tourists as soon as they rounded the corner>
Synonyms assail, assault, beset, bushwhack, charge, descend (on or upon), go in (on), jump (on), pounce (on or upon), raid, rush, set on, sic (also sick), storm, strike, trash, turn (on)
Near Antonyms cover, defend, guard, protect, secure, shield

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