What is another word for Pounced?

Pronunciation: [pˈa͡ʊnst] (IPA)

Pouncing is the sudden and quick action of attacking or seizing something or someone that is unsuspecting. Synonyms for the word pounced include swoop, jump, leap, spring, dart, seize, ambush, and attack. Swoop implies a sudden and surprising move from above, while leap and spring suggest a quick and sudden jump at prey. Dart implies a sudden and rapid movement towards something, while seize and ambush emphasize the element of surprise. Attack is a more generic synonym that can be used in a broader sense to describe any kind of aggressive action. Overall, these synonyms all convey the idea of a sudden and aggressive move towards a target.

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Usage examples for Pounced

While the explosive was being examined, Broxton sneaked off, and it was well for him that he did so, for otherwise the crowd would have Pounced upon him and given him the greatest warming up of his life.
"Leo the Circus Boy"
Ralph Bonehill
It occurred to Stas that if Nell were a negress she would have been Pounced upon at once, and that in part she owed her preservation to the astonishment of the beast, which seeing before it for the first time a being unknown to it, for a while was uncertain what to do.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
As these words were spoken a number of men reached the scene, some of them bareheaded and wearing only shoes, trousers and shirts, and Pounced upon the engine like wolves upon a carcass.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey

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