to pounce on sth./sb.

to pounce on sth./sb.
скачам върху нщ./нкг.

verb


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  • pounce — verb (I) to suddenly jump on an animal or person after waiting to attack them: crouching, ready to pounce (+ on): The cat pounced on an unsuspecting mouse. pounce noun (C) pounce on sb/sth phrasal verb (T) 1 to notice a mistake and immediately… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • ball — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 round object in games ADJECTIVE ▪ bowling, cricket, golf, ping pong/Ping Pong™, rugby, soccer (esp. AmE), tennis, etc. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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  • prey — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ easy ▪ Teenagers are easy prey for unscrupulous drug dealers. ▪ helpless (esp. AmE), unsuspecting ▪ They watched a hawk swoop down on its unsuspecting prey …   Collocations dictionary

  • snap something up — BUY EAGERLY, accept eagerly, jump at, take advantage of, grab, seize (on), grasp with both hands, pounce on. → snap * * * quickly and eagerly buy or secure something that is in short supply or being sold cheaply all the tickets have been snapped… …   Useful english dictionary

  • seize on something — ˈseize on/upon sth derived to suddenly show a lot of interest in sth, especially because you can use it to your advantage Syn: pounce on/upon • The rumours were eagerly seized upon by the local press. • Peter seized on her last comment …   Useful english dictionary

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