bouncing bouncing  /ˈbaʊn sɪŋ/


  1. (n) rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)
  2. (adj) vigorously healthy
  3. (adj) marked by lively action



  1. Another popular game is giving the ball lots of spin, bouncing it against the wall, and seeing how many times it will bounce back to the wall before stopping.
  2. Another concerned Brownian motion, an until-then unexplained phenomenon involving bouncing molecules.
  3. Their mission in the Iraqi city was marred by violence, but British troops are preparing to leave a city that's bouncing back.


  1. U.S. Open: Rain, maybe hail, on tap for Thursday

    ARDMORE, Pa. - The white things bouncing on the U.S. Open golf course Thursday might include more than golf balls. The Weather Channel is forecasting the possibility of hail for the opening round.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Journal News

  2. News Summary: Royal infant may help UK economy

    SPECIAL DELIVERY: British officials are hoping that the impending royal birth will produce a bouncing baby buoy for the economy. The Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth to an heir to the throne next ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Stocks open higher; Europe, Asia back on track

    Stocks climbed at the opening on Wednesday, bouncing back after major averages slumped 1 percent in the previous session, and markets in Europe and Asia stabilized. (Read More:Global Markets Tumble as Investors Bail on Risk) The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened higher, after logging a 116-point decline on Tuesday, and was 80 points higher in early trading. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq...        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS


  1. "Germany is a big team. They played a good game.Klose scored his 50th goal in 99 games for Germany -- his 12th World Cup goal -- by outmuscling defender Upson to a bouncing ball off a goal kick. Podolski gave the three-time champions a 2-0 lead,...
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Steven Gerrard Source: Financial News USA (press release)

  2. "This course, it looks like it's wide-open fairway, but in the teeing ground, in the mindset, you look right, look left, either way is very tough," Choi said. "And you can't stop in the bouncing, so you're very scared on the tee shot."
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: KJ Choi Source: The Associated Press

  3. "My go-kart experience over the winter paid off, because I didn't let off the floor and we just kept hitting things and the wall and bouncing off everything," Harvick said. "But man, this is the Daytona 500. Can you believe it?"
    on Feb 18, 2007 By: Kevin Harvick Source: International Herald Tribune

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