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Bounce - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Bounce' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Bounce [ adv.]
- With a sudden leap; suddenly.
2 . Bounce [ n.]
- A sudden leap or bound; a rebound.
- A heavy, sudden, and often noisy, blow or thump.
- An explosion, or the noise of one.
- Bluster; brag; untruthful boasting; audacious exaggeration; an impudent lie; a bouncer.
- A dogfish of Europe (Scyllium catulus).
3 . Bounce [ v. i.]
- To strike or thump, so as to rebound, or to make a sudden noise; a knock loudly.
- To leap or spring suddenly or unceremoniously; to bound; as, she bounced into the room.
- To boast; to talk big; to bluster.
4 . Bounce [ v. t.]
- To drive against anything suddenly and violently; to bump; to thump.
- To cause to bound or rebound; sometimes, to toss.
- To eject violently, as from a room; to discharge unceremoniously, as from employment.
- To bully; to scold.

Meaning of 'Bounce' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . bounce [ v]
Meaning (1):
- hit something so that it bounces
Example in sentence:
  • bounce a ball
Meaning (2):
- refuse to accept and send back
Example in sentence:
  • bounce a check
Meaning (3):
- leap suddenly
Example in sentence:
  • He bounced to his feet
Meaning (4):
- move up and down repeatedly
Example in sentence:
  • her rucksack bobbed gently on her back
Meaning (5):
- come back after being refused
Example in sentence:
  • the check bounced
Meaning (6):
- eject from the premises
Example in sentence:
  • The ex-boxer's job is to bounce people who want to enter this private club
Meaning (7):
- spring back; spring away from an impact
Example in sentence:
  • The rubber ball bounced;
  • These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide