- (intransitive) To change the direction of motion after hitting an obstacle.
- The tennis ball bounced off the wall before coming to rest in the ditch.
- (intransitive) To move quickly up and then down, or vice versa, once or repeatedly.
- He bounces nervously on his chair.
- (transitive) To cause to move quickly up and then down, or vice versa, once or repeatedly.
- He bounced the kid on his knee.
- (intransitive, informal, of a cheque/check) To be refused by a bank because it is drawn on insufficient funds.
- We can’t accept further checks from you, as your last one bounced.
- (transitive, informal) To fail to cover (have sufficient funds for) (a draft presented against one's account).
- He tends to bounce a check or two toward the end of each month, before his payday.
- (intransitive, slang, African American Vernacular) To leave.
- Let’s wrap this up, I gotta bounce.
- (intransitive, slang, African American Vernacular) To have sexual intercourse.
- (transitive, air combat) To attack unexpectedly.
- The squadron was bounced north of the town.
- (intransitive, electronics) To turn power off and back on; to reset
- See if it helps to bounce the router.
- (intransitive, Internet, of an e-mail message or address) To return undelivered.
- What’s your new email address – the old one bounces.
- The girl in the bar told me her address is
firstname.lastname@example.org, but my mail to that address bounced back to me.
- (intransitive, aviation) To land hard and lift off again due to excess momentum.
- The student pilot bounced sevral times during his landing.
- (change direction of motion after hitting an obstacle): bounce back, rebound
- (move quickly up and down): bob
NounBounce (plural Bounces)
- A change of direction of motion after hitting an obstacle.
- A movement up and then down (or vice versa), once or repeatedly.
- An email return with any error.
- The sack, licensing
- A bang, boom
- A genre of New Orleans music.
- (slang, African American Vernacular) Drugs.
- (slang, African American Vernacular) Swagger.
- (slang, African American Vernacular) A 'good' beat.
- (slang, African American Vernacular) A talent for leaping.
- Them pro-ballers got bounce!
- (change of direction of motion after hitting an obstacle): rebound
- (movement up and down): bob, bobbing (repeated), bouncing (repeated)
- (talent for leaping): ups, mad ups
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