v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Bounced ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Bouncing ( ).]
1.To strike or thump, so as to rebound, or to make a sudden noise; a knock loudly.
2.To leap or spring suddenly or unceremoniously; to bound; as, she bounced into the room.
Bounced off his arm+chair.
- Thackeray.
3.To boast; to talk big; to bluster.
v. t.1.To drive against anything suddenly and violently; to bump; to thump.
2.To cause to bound or rebound; sometimes, to toss.
3.To eject violently, as from a room; to discharge unceremoniously, as from employment.
4.To bully; to scold.
n.1.A sudden leap or bound; a rebound.
2.A heavy, sudden, and often noisy, blow or thump.
The bounce burst open the door.
- Dryden.
3.An explosion, or the noise of one.
4.Bluster; brag; untruthful boasting; audacious exaggeration; an impudent lie; a bouncer.
5.(Zool.) A dogfish of Europe (Scyllium catulus).
adv.1.With a sudden leap; suddenly.
This impudent puppy comes bounce in upon me.
- Bickerstaff.
Noun1.Bouncebounce - the quality of a substance that is able to rebound
Synonyms: bounciness
2.Bouncebounce - a light springing movement upwards or forwards
3.Bouncebounce - rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)
Synonyms: bouncing
Verb1.bounce - spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
2.bounce - hit something so that it bounces; "bounce a ball"
3.bounce - move up and down repeatedly
Synonyms: jounce
4.bounce - come back after being refused; "the check bounced"
clear - be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts; "The check will clear within 2 business days"
5.bounce - leap suddenly; "He bounced to his feet"
6.bounce - refuse to accept and send back; "bounce a check"
7.bounce - eject from the premises; "The ex-boxer's job is to bounce people who want to enter this private club"
1.bounce - (Perhaps by analogy to a bouncing check) An electronic mail message that is undeliverable and returns an error notification (a "bounce message") to the sender is said to "bounce".
2.bounce - To play volleyball. The now-demolished D. C. Power Lab building used by the Stanford AI Lab in the 1970s had a volleyball court on the front lawn. From 5 PM to 7 PM was the scheduled maintenance time for the computer, so every afternoon at 5 would come over the intercom the cry: "Now hear this: bounce, bounce!", followed by Brian McCune loudly bouncing a volleyball on the floor outside the offices of known volleyballers.
3.bounce - To engage in sexual intercourse; probably from the expression "bouncing the mattress", but influenced by Roo's psychosexually loaded "Try bouncing me, Tigger!" from the "Winnie-the-Pooh" books.

Compare boink.
4.bounce - To casually reboot a system in order to clear up a transient problem. Reported primarily among VMS users.
5.bounce - (VM/CMS programmers) Automatic warm-start of a computer after an error. "I logged on this morning and found it had bounced 7 times during the night"
6.bounce - (IBM) To power cycle a peripheral in order to reset it.
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