I. verb (bounced; bouncing) Etymology: Middle English bounsen Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. obsolete beat, bump 2. to cause to rebound or be reflected <
bounce a ball
bounce a light ray off a reflector
3. a. dismiss, fire b. to expel precipitately from a place c. to eliminate from a competition by defeating <
was bounced from the tournament in the first round
4. to issue (a check) drawn on an account with insufficient funds 5. to present (as an idea) to another person to elicit comments or to gain approval — usually used with off intransitive verb 1. to rebound or reflect after striking a surface (as the ground) 2. to recover from a blow or a defeat quickly — usually used with back 3. to be returned by a bank because of insufficient funds in a checking account <
his checks bounce
4. a. to leap suddenly ; bound b. to walk with springing steps 5. to hit a baseball so that it hits the ground before it reaches an infielder II. noun Date: 1523 1. a. a sudden leap or bound b. rebound 2. bluster 3. verve, liveliness

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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