bounce vs bounds : Common Errors in English

About bounce vs bounds

A leaky ball may be out of bounce, but when it crosses the boundary line off the basketball court or football field it goes out of bounds. Similarly, any action or speech that goes beyond proper limits can be called “out of bounds”: “Mark thought that it was out of bounds for his wife to go spelunking with Tristan, her old boyfriend.”

bounce Meaning(s)

  • (n) the quality of a substance that is able to rebound
  • (n) a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
  • (n) rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)
  • (v) spring back; spring away from an impact
  • (v) hit something so that it bounces
  • (v) move up and down repeatedly
  • (v) come back after being refused
  • (v) leap suddenly
  • (v) refuse to accept and send back
  • (v) eject from the premises

bounds Meaning(s)

  • (n) the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something

bounce in News

  1. Bounce on by this nifty little headline

    Bounce on by this nifty little headline Bounce on by this nifty little headline Turns out that researchers have discovered that most of you don't finish articles online, including this one, and some of you will post links to the article without having finished it. The article starts like this: I'm going to keep this brief, because you're not going to stick around for long. For every 161 people ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. Blackhawks get the bounce in 3OT; Bruins fall, 4-3

    Blackhawks get the bounce in 3OT, beat Bruins 4-3CHICAGO -- After 112 minutes and eight seconds of one of the most memorable contests ever played in postseason history, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya was jokingly asked if the team had ordered pizza to recharge between overtime periods of what turned out to be the fifth-longest Stanley Cup Final game ever. Not quite, but hockey fans ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Kingston Daily Freeman

  3. Baby Bounce: Royal infant may help UK economy

    Baby Bounce: Royal infant may help UK economy Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 4:15 am, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Happy occasions often boost consumer confidence, sparking a spring in the step that leads right to the shopping mall for street party snacks, summer frocks and ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Beaumont Enterprise

bounds in News

  1. Golf-Garcia back in damage limitation mode, this time at Merion

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes ARDMORE, Pennsylvania, June 13 (Reuters) - Sergio Garcia had to dig himself out of a hole after offending Tiger Woods last month, then had to claw his way back from an horrendous start to the opening round of the U.S. Open on Thursday. The Spaniard twice went out-of-bounds on his first eight holes at Merion Golf Club, plummeting to seven over par, before covering his final ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Golf-Garcia back in damage limitation mode, this time at Merion

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes ARDMORE, Pennsylvania, June 13 (Reuters) - Sergio Garcia had to dig himself out of a hole after offending Tiger Woods last month, then had to claw his way back from an horrendous start to the opening round of the U.S. Open on Thursday. The Spaniard twice went out-of-bounds on his first eight holes at Merion Golf Club, plummeting to seven over par, before covering his final ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Get An Inside Look As This Poor Lamborghini Crashes On The Track

    Driving on a track is a lot of fun, but sometimes you overstep the bounds. Like this Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo that takes a wild ride at 150 MPH. The scene is the Misano Circuit in Italy, on a tricky nearly flat out right hander at the end of the straight. The poor little Lambo overcooks it, gets loose, and then hits the walls. Thankfully, it's still drivable. I've actually driven Misano ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Jalopnik

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