bounce
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

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  • bounce — ► VERB 1) spring quickly up or away from a surface after hitting it. 2) move or jump up and down repeatedly. 3) (of light or sound) reflect back from a surface. 4) (bounce back) recover well after a setback or problem. 5) informal (of a cheque)… …   English terms dictionary

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • bounce — bounce·able; bounce; bounce·ably; …   English syllables

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