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1‘two men pounced on him, demanding cash’
jump on, spring on, leap on, swoop on, swoop down on, dive at, drop down on, lunge at, bound at, fall on, set on, make a grab for, take by surprise, take unawares, catch off-guard, attack suddenly
1‘with a sudden pounce, the cheetah's jaws fastened on the gazelle's throat’
leap, spring, jump, swoop, dive, lunge, bound
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.