New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: -ounce · bounce · ounce · ponce · bouncer · flounce · trounce · bouncy · dunce · pouch
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pounce

1. verb ZOOL jump onto prey2. verb (of person) attack3. verb criticise strongly4. verb seize on (opportunity etc)5. noun ZOOL by predator6. noun by person 1 verb ZOOL jump onto prey INTRANSITIVEto pounce on sth áladh a thabhairt ar rud, fogha a thabhairt faoi rud, ionsaí a dhéanamh ar rud, léim ar rudit pounced onto my back léim sé ar mo dhroimthe lion pounced léim an leon 2 verb (of person) attack INTRANSITIVEto pounce on sb farra a thabhairt faoi dhuine, fogha a thabhairt faoi dhuine, foighdeán a thabhairt faoi dhuine, léim ar dhuine
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3 verb criticise strongly INTRANSITIVEthe critics pounced on her léim na criticeoirí uirthi, níor spáráil na criticeoirí í 4 verb seize on (opportunity etc) INTRANSITIVEto pounce on an error léim ar bhotún, botún a thabhairt faoi deara ar an bpointehe pounced on the loose ball léim sé ar an liathróid scaoilte, bhain sé gach deis as an liathróid scaoilte 5 noun ZOOL by predatoráladh masc1  c m ufogha masc4  c m uionsaí masc4  c m uléim fem2  c m u 6 noun by personléim fem2  c m u