English version

pounce on somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpounce on somebody/something phrasal verb1 CRITICIZEto criticize someone’s mistakes or ideas very quickly and eagerly Teachers are quick to pounce on students’ grammatical errors.2 ldoce_270.png ADVANTAGEto eagerly take an opportunity as soon as it becomes available When they offered O'Leary the chance to become manager, he pounced on it. pounce→ See Verb table
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Verb table
pounce
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypounce
he, she, itpounces
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypounced
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave pounced
he, she, ithas pounced
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad pounced
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill pounce
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have pounced
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam pouncing
he, she, itis pouncing
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you, we, theyare pouncing
Past
I, he, she, itwas pouncing
you, we, theywere pouncing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been pouncing
he, she, ithas been pouncing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been pouncing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be pouncing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been pouncing
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