Meaning of BOUNCE in English

BOUNCE

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a ball bounces

In tennis, the ball must only bounce once.

a bullet bounces/ricochets off sth (= hits something and moves away from it again )

The bullet ricocheted off a wall.

a cheque bounces (= is not paid by a bank because there is not enough money in the account )

The cheque bounced because my account was overdrawn.

bounce a ball

He was in the yard bouncing a ball against the wall.

fire/bounce ideas off one another (= discuss each other’s ideas and think of good new ones )

Our regular meetings are opportunities to fire ideas off each other.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

about

General Shafter corrected, and the three officers, bouncing about as they tried to peer down through the clouds, laughed.

along

Experienced workers lead the kids through sand, water play, and bounce along !

The Chris-Craft bounced along nicely: an expensive wheel-steered vessel, trim and fast.

Billy's short legs kept getting tangled in the heather, so he bounced along like a kangaroo through the springy tufts.

Socialism and fun were here colliding, whereas conservatism and fun seem to bounce along happily in the YCs.

She hacked at the ball, which bounced along the snooker table and rolled into a pocket.

It bounces along wonderfully, with Caine obviously having a whale of a time, and is ideal kiddies' Christmas fare.

It bounced along above the pushchair, flashing gold, red and silver in the sunshine.

Dexter bounced along behind Blanche with renewed energy.

around

I got on before I could change my mind and we bounced around for a few minutes.

As the numbers bounced around , Sen.

The various lessons involve showing large and colourful letters on the screen, sometimes the float and bounce around .

The 49ers have bounced around in their training camp locations.

She was bouncing around in a tent-like dress, patterned in psychedelic swirls of purple and brown.

Some wild wine ideas are bouncing around right now.

No-one bounces around my school without my permission.

He says the Dow is bouncing around 8, 000, headed eventually to 10, 000.

back

When the laser reaches the pale stone surface the light emitted is bounced back instead of absorbed and the process ceases.

The case bounced back and forth between a federal district judge and a court of appeals three times.

But with 6 minutes to go, United bounced back .

Now the Lakers just need Ceballos to bounce back .

The radar waves bounce back off the cars that approach, and are registered by the receiving apparatus.

In 1990 it lost 3. 1 percent but in 1991 it bounced back with a return of 30. 77 percent.

Their 1987 balance sheets took a hit because of defaults, but have bounced back nicely in 1988.

Then, as the yen weakened again to 104. 2 in mid-September, the Nikkei bounced back to 18474. 38.

down

He dropped it, and it bounced down the stairs.

But to Boro's frustration, the ball hit the crossbar, bounced down and was cleared.

off

The first bullet bounced off his skull, leaving the 38-year-old father of two virtually unscathed.

From them he receives counsel and bounces off ideas.

He bounced off the side, then rolled into a ditch.

He says it loudly enough to bounce off Maryellen and reach Allen.

If none of the light bounced off the electron into the microscope there would be nothing to see.

Before I could grasp what was happening, I had bounced off the wall and was crumpling on to the floor in pain.

Ian Durrant told me that later that the ball had bounced off a sprinkler head.

He found places where the waves bounced off the boundary and then returned to the surface near a large bank of seismographs.

over

It swerved wildly towards the wall, bounced over the pavement and came to a stop four feet from the concrete wall.

Now imagine your house is on wheels, bouncing over several hundred miles of road a day.

Squigs bounce over intervening troops and scenery and land where indicated.

up

The Feldwebel bounced up and down on his seat with laughter as he had done in the car at Amsterdam.

We sat bouncing up and down in our seats for the excitement.

You then bounce up and down until you stop.

Then he flexed his knees and bounced up and down.

The leaves of the giant rubber plants bounce up and down.

Few of us bounce up and down in glee at the prospect of paying taxes.

Linda skipped up , Ella bounced up.

So he played gently enough not to make the hammers of Stein's pianos bounce up and hit the strings again.

■ NOUN

ball

The ball bounced their way, but sometimes it didn't quite go far enough.

The unhappy ball does not bounce .

Yes, Ezra is a tennis ball , does bounce on, off, along, over everything.

She feels like a Ping-Pong ball , bouncing between her boss and a woman she considers her friend.

Television replays confirmed that the ball bounced behind the line.

Without warning the ball bounces faster.

Ian Durrant told me that later that the ball had bounced off a sprinkler head.

Striking the ball was a total physical pleasure, and the ball flew, bounced , and rolled some 220 yards.

idea

You can bounce ideas off them and benefit from their expertise, as they have often been self-employed themselves.

From them he receives counsel and bounces off ideas .

He bounced ideas off colleagues everywhere he went, and they were greeted with enthusiasm.

We spend an awful lot of time together bouncing ideas , talking about the right thing to do.

They can bounce ideas off one another and provide a mutual critique or one another's work.

We were always getting together and bouncing ideas around about improving products and offering customers more value.

Is there some one I can bounce ideas off?

We could bounce ideas off each other and share problems.

wall

The sound ricocheted around the hall, bouncing from the marble walls , piercing his throbbing head.

Before I could grasp what was happening, I had bounced off the wall and was crumpling on to the floor in pain.

The car bounced off the wall and came toward me.

The sound swelled, bounced from wall to wall, was projected down at her from the roof.

Hrun landed rolling, bounced off a wall and came up on his feet.

She was only too glad to have even this talk bouncing against walls that had become a tomb.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Doherty's case has bounced him from court to court.

Grosso talks rapidly, bouncing from one thought to the next.

I was in a sea plane with 10 others, bouncing in the air currents.

If the check bounces, the bank charges a fee of $18.

She tried to mail him several times but the message always bounced.

That June, he bounced the other two leaders and named himself President.

Two boys stood on the corner bouncing basketballs.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Daks are known to bounce back, but this one looks beyond recall.

First I thought that a bullet had hit me on the helmet and somehow bounced off.

Socialism and fun were here colliding, whereas conservatism and fun seem to bounce along happily in the YCs.

The ball couldn't have bounced better for Steve White, who took aim and and hit the target with some style.

The Nikkei 225-stock index has spent most of the past two years bouncing between 14000 and 20000.

Unfortunately, when you write, your thoughts bounce around the page in a similar fashion.

We sat bouncing up and down in our seats for the excitement.

We were encouraged to bounce links off each other.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ VERB

get

Abraham got the bounce of the ball and made the most of it with a cracking shot.

You get a bounce as the week progresses.

If you get a soft bounce with your 4 you're going to have a very difficult chip.

I always felt aggressive, I always had a great deal of self-control, I always felt I would get good bounces .

Perot deservedly got no popularity bounce from his nomination, as both Dole and Clinton did after their conventions.

They commonly get a stock price bounce after announcing layoffs.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

I caught the ball on the first bounce .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Chang felt that the surface, which offered an unusually high bounce for an indoor court, suited a baseliner like himself.

Lee hacked on and collected a favourable bounce to dot down at the posts.

Perot deservedly got no popularity bounce from his nomination, as both Dole and Clinton did after their conventions.

The ball glanced on a bounce off the foot of a spectator and back down toward the fairway.

This type of groove should be played very tight, smack on the beat at all times, but with a little bounce .

You get a bounce as the week progresses.

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