Definitions for: Bounce

[n] a light springing movement upwards or forwards
[n] the quality of a substance that is able to rebound
[n] rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)
[v] hit something so that it bounces, as of a ball
[v] eject from the premises; "The ex-boxer's job is to bounce people who want to enter this private club"
[v] spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
[v] move up and down repeatedly
[v] leap suddenly; "He bounced to his feet"
[v] refuse to accept and send back; "bounce a check"
[v] come back after being refused; "the check bounced"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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
1. To strike or thump, so as to rebound, or to make a sudden
noise; a knock loudly.

Another bounces as hard as he can knock. --Swift.

Against his bosom bounced his heaving heart.

2. To leap or spring suddenly or unceremoniously; to bound;
as, she bounced into the room.

Out bounced the mastiff. --Swift.

Bounced off his arm+chair. --Thackeray.

3. To boast; to talk big; to bluster. [Obs.]

Bounce, v. t.
1. To drive against anything suddenly and violently; to bump;
to thump. --Swift.

2. To cause to bound or rebound; sometimes, to toss.

3. To eject violently, as from a room; to discharge
unceremoniously, as from employment. [Collog. U. S.]

4. To bully; to scold. [Collog.] --J. Fletcher.

Bounce, n.
1. A sudden leap or bound; a rebound.

2. A heavy, sudden, and often noisy, blow or thump.

The bounce burst open the door. --Dryden.

3. An explosion, or the noise of one. [Obs.]

4. Bluster; brag; untruthful boasting; audacious
exaggeration; an impudent lie; a bouncer. --Johnson. De

5. (Zo["o]l.) A dogfish of Europe (Scyllium catulus).

Bounce, adv.
With a sudden leap; suddenly.

This impudent puppy comes bounce in upon me.

Synonyms: bounciness, bouncing, bound, bound, jounce, leap, leaping, rebound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, saltation, spring, spring, take a hop

Antonyms: clear

See Also: backlash, boot out, bounce, bounce out, bound off, carom, chuck out, come back, decline, eject, elasticity, exclude, expel, get back, glance, go, go back, hit, jump, jump, jumping, kick, kick back, kick out, leap, locomote, move, pass up, pounce, rebound, recoil, refuse, reject, repercussion, return, skip, throw out, travel, turf out, turn down, turn out

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