Complete Definition of "bounce"

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English

Pronunciation
AHD|bouns, IPA|/baÊns/, SAMPA|/baUns/
audio|en-us-bounce.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-aÊns|-aÊns

Intransitive verb
rfc-trverb|Intransitive verb
en-verb|bounc|ing

  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.
  3. colloquial: Of a cheque/check, to be refused by a bank because it is drawn on insufficient funds.
  4. slang, AAVE: To leave.
  5. slang, AAVE: To have sexual intercourse.

Synonyms
(change direction of motion after hitting an obstacle): bounce back, rebound
(move quickly up and down): bob

Translations
trans-top|change direction of motion after hitting an obstacle
Finnish: kimmota
French: rebondir
German: abprallen
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trans-top|move quickly up and down
Crimean Tatar: sekırmek
Finnish: hyppiä
German: hüpfen, auf und ab hüpfen
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Portuguese: quicar
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trans-top|of a cheque/check
Finnish: olla katteeton
German: platzen
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Spanish: rebotar
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Transitive verb
en-verb|bounc|ing

  1. To cause to move quickly up and then down, or vice versa, once or repeatedly.

#:He bounced the baby on his knee.

  1. In aircraft combat: To be attacked unexpectedly.

#:The squadron was bounced north of the town.

  1. electronics: To turn power off and back on; to reset

#:See if it helps to bounce the router.

Translations
trans-top|cause to move quickly up and down
Finnish: pompottaa, hyppyyttää
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Noun
en-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. A genre of New Orleans music.
  4. slang, AAVE: drugs|Drugs.
  5. slang, AAVE: swagger|Swagger.
  6. slang, AAVE: A 'good' beat.
  7. slang, AAVE: A talent for leap|leaping.

#: Them pro-baller|ballers got bounce!

Synonyms
(change of direction of motion after hitting an obstacle): rebound
(movement up and down): bob, bobbing (repeated), bouncing (repeated)

Translations
trans-top|change of direction of motion after hitting an obstacle
Finnish: kimpoaminen
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trans-top|movement up and down
Finnish: pomppiminen
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Derived terms
bouncer
bouncing
bouncy

Category:English ergative verbs

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