Definitions for bouncebaʊns
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
bouncebaʊns(v.; n.; adv.)bounced, bounc•ing
(v.i.)to strike a surface and rebound; spring back:
The ball bounced once before she caught it.
to move or walk in a lively, exuberant, or energetic manner.
to move along repeatedly striking a surface and rebounding.
(of a check) to be refused payment by a bank, due to insufficient funds in the account.
(v.t.)to cause to bound and rebound.
to refuse payment on (a check) because of insufficient funds.
Slang. to eject, expel, or dismiss summarily or forcibly.
Category: Status (usage)
bounce back, to recover quickly.
Category: Verb Phrase
(n.)a bound or rebound.
a sudden spring or leap.
ability to rebound; resilience.
vitality; energy; liveliness.
the bounce,Slang. a dismissal.
Category: Status (usage)
(adv.)with a bounce; suddenly.
Origin of bounce:
1175–1225; ME buncin, bounsen
the quality of a substance that is able to rebound
leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce(noun)
a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)
bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet(verb)
spring back; spring away from an impact
"The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
hit something so that it bounces
"bounce a ball"
move up and down repeatedly
come back after being refused
"the check bounced"
"He bounced to his feet"
refuse to accept and send back
"bounce a check"
eject from the premises
"The ex-boxer's job is to bounce people who want to enter this private club"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
***to spring or make spring off a surface
the ball bounced off the wall; ***She was bouncing the ball with one hand.
***to move or make move up and down
***a boy bouncing on the bed
***to not be paid by a bank because there is no money in your account
My check bounced.
to be returned to you
The email I sent bounced.
the action of springing off a surface
A change of direction of motion after hitting the ground or 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.
A 'good' beat.
To change the direction of motion after hitting an obstacle.
The tennis ball bounced off the wall before coming to rest in the ditch.
To move quickly up and then down, or vice versa, once or repeatedly.
He bounces nervously on his chair.
To cause to move quickly up and then down, or vice versa, once or repeatedly.
He bounced the kid on his knee.
To be refused by a bank because it is drawn on insufficient funds.
We canu2019t accept further checks from you, as your last one bounced.
To fail to cover (a draft presented against one's account).
He tends to bounce a check or two toward the end of each month, before his payday.
Letu2019s wrap this up, I gotta bounce.
(sometimes employing the preposition with) To have sexual intercourse.
To attack unexpectedly.
The squadron was bounced north of the town.
To turn power off and back on; to reset
See if it helps to bounce the router.
A talent for leaping.
Them pro-ballers got bounce!
To return undelivered.
To land hard and lift off again due to excess momentum.
The student pilot bounced several times during his landing.
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
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
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)
with a sudden leap; suddenly
"Bounce" was Tarkan's debut English language single. It was released in Turkey, his home nation, on 25 October 2005, before being released in Germany on 24 March 2006.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. [common; perhaps by analogy to a bouncing check] An electronic mail message that is undeliverable and returns an error notification to the sender is said to bounce. See also bounce message. 2. To engage in sexual intercourse; prob.: from the expression ‘bouncing the mattress’, but influenced by Roo's psychosexually loaded “Try bouncing me, Tigger!” from the Winnie-the-Pooh books. Compare boink. 3. To casually reboot a system in order to clear up a transient problem (possibly editing a configuration file in the process, if it is one that is only re-read at boot time). Reported primarily among VMS and Unix users. 4. [VM/CMS programmers] Automatic warm-start of a machine after an error. “I logged on this morning and found it had bounced 7 times during the night” 6. [IBM] To power cycle a peripheral in order to reset it.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'bounce' in Verbs Frequency: #958
Translations for bounce
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(of a ball etc) an act of springing back
With one bounce the ball went over the net.
- hop, hopslagAfrikaans
- ارْتِداد، وَثْبَهArabic
- puloPortuguese (BR)
- odraz, (od)skokCzech
- der SprungGerman
- αναπήδημα, γκέλα (για μπάλα)Greek
- rimbalzo, balzoItalian
- tilbakesprang, hopp, sprettNorwegian
- ټوپ وهلPashto
- ricoşeu, săriturăRomanian
- skok, sunekSlovenian
- zıplama, sıçramaTurkish
- 彈回Chinese (Trad.)
- стрибок; відскокUkrainian
- گیند کا واپس آناUrdu
- sự nảy lênVietnamese
- 弹回Chinese (Simp.)
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