bounce bounce  /ˈbaʊns/

Definition(s):

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

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Well, it's official, even if it isn't all that significant: Barack Obama's poll ratings bounced moderately after his convention speech.
  2. The ball is super because it has more bounce to the ounce than any other in history.
  3. The final lateral took a miraculous bounce into the hands of Riley Curry, who ran 34 yards for the score.

News

  1. Most Blackhawks fans believe team will bounce back from Game 3 loss to Bruins

    Most fans are keeping the faith, saying it's just one game and the Hawks have already shown they can bounce back.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: ABC 7 Chicago

  2. New Music: Juicy J Feat. Wale & Trey Songz 'Bounce It'

    Taylor Gang OG Juicy J has a new anthem for the gentleman's club with "Bounce It." He calls on Wale and Trey Songz to help get this strip club thumper in motion. The Weeknd, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Lil' Wayne, 2 Chainz, and more are set to make appearances on Juicy's forthcoming Stay Trippy album. New Music: Juicy J Feat. Wale & Trey Songz "Bounce It" via Splash/DaJaz1
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Vibe Magazine

  3. Monson: Miss Utah will bounce back big after choking away beauty crown

    Monson: Miss Utah will bounce back big after choking away beauty crown by Gordon Monson The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 18, 2013 05:53PM MDT “I think we can relate this back to education, and how we are continuing to try to strive to … (tight smile and long pause) … figure out how to create jobs right now. That is the biggest problem and I think especially the men are seen as the leaders of ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

Quotes

  1. "There's going to be a harmful affect on many local businesses and it's going to be painful for a lot of folks. But I promise you this, things are going to return to normal. This region that has known a lot of hardship will bounce back just like...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN

  2. "We take a lot of pride on being resilient and the way we bounce back," Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel said. "Tonight is tough. At the same time, we're down but we're still breathing."
    on Nov 1, 2009 By: Charlie Manuel Source: Washington Times

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