bounce


bounce
1 verb
1 MOVE FROM A SURFACE (I, T) if a ball or other object bounces, it immediately moves away from a surface it has just hit, or you make it move in this way
(+ off): The ball bounced off the crossbar and into the net. | bounce sth on/against etc: The kids were bouncing stones against the walls.
2 MOVE UP AND DOWN (I) to move up and down, especially because you are hitting a surface that is made of rubber, has springs etc
(+ on): Lyn was bouncing on the trampoline. | bounce up and down: Stop bouncing up and down on the sofa.
3 CHEQUE (I, T) if a cheque bounces or a bank bounces a cheque, the bank will not pay any money because there is not enough money in the account of the person who wrote it: One bounced cheque could spell ruin for a new business.
4 WALK (intransitive always + adv/prep) to walk quickly and with a lot of energy
(+ across/along/in etc): Olivia came bouncing into the room.
5 WHEN YOU MOVE (I) if something bounces, it moves quickly up and down as you move: Her hair bounced when she walked.
6 bounce ideas off sb to ask someone for their opinion about an idea, a plan etc before you make a decision
7 LIGHT/SOUND (I, T) to reflect (1) from a surface
(+ off): radio signals bouncing off the moon
8 bounce sb on your knee to lift a child up and down on your knee
9 be bounced into (doing) sth to be forced to decide something quickly or agree with a particular decision, because you have no time to think about it or you will seem to be wrong if you do not agree: Party members claimed that they had been bounced into choosing him as leader.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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