bounce definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To rebound after having struck an object or a surface.
    • to go jerkily; bump: the vehicle bounced throughout the potholes.
    • To bound: children jumping in to the area.
    • To be repaid by a bank as valueless: a check that bounced.
    • Baseball To hit a ground ball to an infielder: The batter bounced off to the shortstop.
    • To hit or thump, to be able to rebound, or even to make a-sudden noise; a knock loudly.
    • To leap or spring abruptly or unceremoniously; to bound.
    • To boast; to talk big; to bluster.
  • verb-transitive:
    • resulting in to hit an object or a surface and rebound: bounce a ball on sidewalk.
    • presenting or propose for remark or endorsement. Often used with off: bounced some ideas off my supervisor.
    • Slang To expel by power.
    • Slang To discount from work. See Synonyms at dismiss.
    • to create (a check) on an overdrawn bank account.
    • to-drive against something unexpectedly and violently; to bump; to thump.
    • resulting in to bound or rebound; sometimes, to throw.
    • To eject violently, as from a-room; to discharge unceremoniously, as from employment.
    • To bully; to scold.
  • noun:
    • A rebound.
    • A sudden certain, springtime, or jump.
    • the capability to rebound; springtime: a ball with bounce.
    • Spirit; liveliness.
    • Slang Expulsion; dismissal.
    • Chiefly British Loud, arrogant speech; bluster.
    • a big change of path of movement after hitting the floor or an obstacle.
    • A movement up-and then down (or the other way around), once or continuously.
    • An email return with any mistake.
    • The sack, licensing
    • A bang, growth
    • A genre of the latest Orleans music.
    • Medications.
    • Swagger.
    • A 'good' beat.
    • A talent for jumping.
    • an abrupt leap or bound; a rebound.
    • much, sudden, and sometimes loud, blow or thump.
    • An explosion, or perhaps the sound of one.
    • Bluster; brag; untruthful boasting; audacious exaggeration; an impudent lie; a bouncer.
    • A dogfish of Europe (Scyllium catulus).
    • a rapid springtime or jump.
    • A bound or rebound: because, you have to strike the basketball regarding jump.
    • much blow, thrust, or thump.
    • A loud hefty sound, as of an explosion; a rapid crack or noise.
    • A boast; some brag or bluster; boastful language; exaggeration.
    • A bold or impudent lie; a downright falsehood; a bouncer.
    • Expulsion; release; dismissal.
    • [Perhaps of diff. origin.] A local English title of this dogfish or shark, Scylliorhinus catulus.
    • a light, self-propelled motion up or forwards
    • the grade of a substance that's in a position to rebound
    • rebounding from a direct effect (or variety of impacts)
  • phrasal-verb:
    • bounce back to recoup rapidly, as from a setback: the in-patient bounced back to a healthy body.
  • verb:
    • To change the direction of movement after striking an obstacle.
    • to maneuver rapidly up-and then down, or vice versa, when or over and over repeatedly.
    • resulting in to maneuver rapidly up-and then down, or vice versa, as soon as or over repeatedly.
    • To be refused by a bank since it is drawn on inadequate resources.
    • To are not able to cover (have adequate funds for) (a draft provided against a person's account).
    • To leave.
    • (sometimes using the preposition with) to possess intercourse.
    • To strike unexpectedly.
    • to make power down and straight back on; to reset
    • to go back undelivered.
    • To land hard and lift-off again because of extra momentum.
    • progress and down over repeatedly
    • spring back; springtime far from an effect
    • refuse to take and deliver straight back
    • come-back after becoming refused
    • eject through the premises
    • hit something so that it bounces
    • step suddenly
  • adverb:
    • With a rapid leap; out of the blue.
  • others:
    • To beat; thump; knock; bang.
    • resulting in to bound or spring: since, to bounce a ball.
    • To eject or come out without ceremony; expel vigorously; hence, to dismiss or discharge summarily, as from 1's work or post.
    • to conquer difficult or thump, to be able to make a rapid sound.
    • To spring or leap against any such thing, in order to rebound; beat or thump by a spring; spring up with a rebound.
    • To leap or spring; come or get unceremoniously.
    • To brag or bluster; exaggerate; lay.
    • With a bounce; unexpectedly.

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