Bounce Bounce, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bounced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bouncing}.] [OE. bunsen; cf. D. bonzen to strike, bounce, bons blow, LG. bunsen to knock; all prob. of imitative origin.] [1913 Webster] 1. To strike or thump, so as to rebound, or to make a sudden noise; a knock loudly. [1913 Webster]

Another bounces as hard as he can knock. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

Against his bosom bounced his heaving heart. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To leap or spring suddenly or unceremoniously; to bound; as, she bounced into the room. [1913 Webster]

Out bounced the mastiff. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

Bounced off his arm+chair. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

3. To boast; to talk big; to bluster. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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