An example of bounce is for a ball to come back after hitting a wall.
An example of a bounce is the action a ball takes after you throw it down towards the floor.
The car bounced over the potholes.
Children bouncing into the room.
A check that bounced.
That e-mail bounced because I used “com” instead of “net.”
The batter bounced out to the shortstop.
Bounce a ball on the sidewalk.
Bounced a few ideas off my boss.
Was given the bounce from the job.
To bounce a ball.
To bounce out of bed.
The ball has lost its bounce.
A political candidate's post-convention bounce in the polls.
The tennis ball bounced off the wall before coming to rest in the ditch.
He bounces nervously on his chair.
He bounced the child on his knee.
She bounced into the room.
He tends to bounce a check or two toward the end of each month, before his payday.
The squadron was bounced north of the town.
See if it helps to bounce the router.
What’s your new email address – the old one bounces.
The girl in the bar told me her address is email@example.com, but my mail to that address bounced back to me.
The student pilot bounced several times during his landing.
- To recover strength, good humor, etc. quickly.
- Dismissal or forcible ejection.To give (or get) the bounce.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of bounce
- Probably from Middle English bounsen to beat
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition