Why would he pounce on a nation whose Arab citizens are the least afraid in the entire Middle East?
This was no technicality that went unnoticed by all but vigilant Ford enemies who were waiting to pounce.
In the event, in the long cat and mouse game that Stalin played with him, the cat did not pounce.
They can also pounce if you quote from unpublished material, which remains in copyright.
Do you have to be careful about your approaches because people in the blogosphere are now ready to pounce on you?
Why does the Wasp not pounce upon the little wretch of a Fly and get rid of her?
The cat was about to pounce down on the eggs when the Pope laid hold of it.
Along the furrow and through the litter the young fox nosed his way, ready to pounce upon the first mouse which darted out.
The clerk dusted the document with pounce, and handed it to the Duke.
It was on the tip of her tongue to pounce on him with the comment: "Then you have been an officer in the army."
1680s, originally "to seize with the pounces," from Middle English pownse (n.) "hawk's claw" (see pounce (n.)). Meaning "to jump or fall upon suddenly" is from 1812. Figurative sense of "lay hold of eagerly" is from 1840. Related: Pounced; pouncing.
"claw of a bird of prey," late 15c., pownse, probably from Old French ponchon "lance, javelin; spine, quill" (Modern French poinçon; see punch (v.)). So called for being the "claws that punch" holes in things. In falconry, the heel claw is a talon, and others are pounces. Meaning "an act of jumping or falling upon" is from 1825. In Middle English also the name of a tool for punching holes or embossing metal (late 14c.).