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Bounce

Bounce

WordNet



noun


(1)   A light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
(2)   The quality of a substance that is able to rebound
(3)   Rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)

verb


(4)   Hit something so that it bounces
"Bounce a ball"
(5)   Eject from the premises
"The ex-boxer's job is to bounce people who want to enter this private club"
(6)   Spring back; spring away from an impact
"The rubber ball bounced"
"These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
(7)   Move up and down repeatedly
(8)   Leap suddenly
"He bounced to his feet"
(9)   Refuse to accept and send back
"Bounce a check"
(10)   Come back after being refused
"The check bounced"
Wiktonary



Verb



  1. To change the direction of motion after hitting an obstacle.
  2. To move quickly up and then down, or vice versa, once or repeatedly.
    He bounces nervously on his chair.
  3. To cause to move quickly up and then down, or vice versa, once or repeatedly.
    He bounced the kid on his knee.
  4. Of a cheque/check, to be refused by a bank because it is drawn on insufficient funds.
  5. To leave.
  6. To have sexual intercourse.
  7. To attack unexpectedly.
    The squadron was bounced north of the town.
  8. To turn power off and back on; to reset
    See if it helps to bounce the router.
  9. (Of an e-mail message) To return undelivered.

Noun



  1. A change of direction of motion after hitting an obstacle.
  2. A movement up and then down (or vice versa), once or repeatedly.
  3. An email return with any error.
  4. The sack, licensing
  5. A bang, boom
  6. A genre of New Orleans music.
  7. Drugs.
  8. Swagger.
  9. A 'good' beat.
  10. A talent for leaping.
    Them pro-ballers got bounce!

Synonyms

rebound bob, bobbing , bouncing (repeated)