catch [transitive] catch somebody/something to capture a person or an animal that tries or would try to escape
The murderer was never caught.
Our cat is hopeless at catching mice.
How many fish did you catch?
The police say they are doing all they can to catch the culprits.
spring [intransitive] (of a person or an animal) to move suddenly and with one quick movement in a particular direction SYNONYM leap
The cat crouched ready to spring.
- adv./prep. He turned off the alarm and sprang out of bed.
She sprang back in alarm.
Eric sprang forward and tackled the man to the ground.
Everyone sprang to their feet (= stood up suddenly) when the principal walked in.
She sprang from her chair and gave me a warm hug.
The attacker sprang out at her from a doorway.
(figurative) to spring to somebody's defence/assistance (= to quickly defend or help somebody)
maul somebody (of an animal) to attack and injure somebody by tearing their body
In Vietnamese, we have a word "vồ" that combines 2 actions "spring & catch". Google Translate says "vồ"= maul (source). I am not sure "maul" is the right word.
In English, "spring" means to jump suddenly and doesn't carry the meaning "catching" while "catch" means to capture & doesn't carry the meaning "leap or spring".
So, What word expresses both actions "to spring & catch a prey"?