verb (used without object), bounced, bounc·ing.
verb (used with object), bounced, bounc·ing.
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Origin of bounce
OTHER WORDS FROM bouncebounce·a·ble, adjectivebounce·a·bly, adverb
Words nearby bounce
Example sentences from the Web for bounce
When the economy is in recession, as we are now, the bounce-back takes, on average, 30 months.The Fed’s bearish outlook puts the global stocks rally on pause|Bernhard Warner|August 20, 2020|Fortune
When you see a planet, such as Mars or Saturn, you’re really only seeing light from the sun that is bouncing off the planet.
Which is hard to say about an a-list that you might have suspected couldn’t have bounced any higher.
In the Atari game Breakout, for instance, a player guides a paddle to bounce a ball at a ceiling of bricks, trying to break as many as possible.DeepMind’s Newest AI Programs Itself to Make All the Right Decisions|Jason Dorrier|July 26, 2020|Singularity Hub
Predicting the fourth quarter is even more difficult — in part because a bounce back in the economy is so dependent on Americans’ willingness to resume ordinary life.Economists Think Congress Should Keep Paying Unemployed Workers $600 A Week — Or Even More|Neil Paine (email@example.com)|July 21, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The whole idea was to be a stone wall and just let everyone else bounce off us.
The gosling's best chance at surviving the jump is to bounce off the cliff on its soft belly.
Over the next three months, The Big Bounce was rejected by eighty-four publishers and film producers.
“We were living month to month on Hurst money, and I was writing The Big Bounce,” he says.
In contrast, word that Ebola might be sexually transmitted would likely bounce very differently.
Jack Carlson entered the room a moment later, walking with the energetic bounce of a busy man.
They loved to slide down a bank where one rock jutted out, for then they had a big bounce.Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children|Mabel Powers
It proved to be a declaration of war, quite formal, but with some variations that really made you bounce.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
Fuller says that they were terribly jolted, and seemed to bounce altogether from the track, but lighted on the rails in safety.
W'en Brer Rabbit year 'im comin' he bounce 'roun' in dar same ez a flea in a piller-case, but 't aint do no good.Nights With Uncle Remus|Joel Chandler Harris
British Dictionary definitions for bounce
Word Origin for bounce
Idioms and Phrases with bounce
In addition to the idioms beginning with bounce
- bounce around
- bounce back
- get the ax (bounce)
- more bounce for the ounce
- that's how the ball bounces