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BOUNCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bounce mean? 

BOUNCE (noun)
  The noun BOUNCE has 3 senses:

1. the quality of a substance that is able to rebound
2. a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
3. rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)

  Familiarity information: BOUNCE used as a noun is uncommon.


BOUNCE (verb)
  The verb BOUNCE has 7 senses:

1. spring back; spring away from an impact
2. hit something so that it bounces
3. move up and down repeatedly
4. come back after being refused
5. leap suddenly
6. refuse to accept and send back
7. eject from the premises

  Familiarity information: BOUNCE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


BOUNCE (noun)


Sense 1bounce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of a substance that is able to rebound

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

bounce; bounciness

Hypernyms ("bounce" is a kind of...):

elasticity; snap (the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed)


Sense 2bounce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

leap; leaping; bounce; bound; spring; saltation

Hypernyms ("bounce" is a kind of...):

jump; jumping (the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bounce"):

caper; capriole (a playful leap or hop)

pounce (the act of pouncing)


Sense 3bounce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

bouncing; bounce

Hypernyms ("bounce" is a kind of...):

backlash; rebound; recoil; repercussion (a movement back from an impact)


BOUNCE (verb)


Sense 1bounce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Spring back; spring away from an impact

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

rebound; take a hop; bounce; ricochet; resile; recoil; spring; bound; reverberate

Context examples:

The rubber ball bounced / These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide

Hypernyms (to "bounce" is one way to...):

bound; jump; leap; spring (move forward by leaps and bounds)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "bounce"):

kick; kick back; recoil (spring back, as from a forceful thrust)

bound off; skip (bound off one point after another)

carom; glance (rebound after hitting)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 2bounce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hit something so that it bounces

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

bounce a ball

Hypernyms (to "bounce" is one way to...):

hit (cause to move by striking)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "bounce"):

bounce out (bounce a ball so that it becomes an out)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

The children bounce the ball


Sense 3bounce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move up and down repeatedly

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

jounce; bounce

Hypernyms (to "bounce" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s

Sentence examples:

The balls bounce
These balls bounce easily


Sense 4bounce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Come back after being refused

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

the check bounced

Hypernyms (to "bounce" is one way to...):

come back; get back; go back; return (come back to place where one has been before, or return to a previous activity)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP

Sentence example:

The checks bounce

Antonym:

clear (be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts)


Sense 5bounce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Leap suddenly

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

He bounced to his feet

Hypernyms (to "bounce" is one way to...):

bound; jump; leap; spring (move forward by leaps and bounds)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 6bounce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Refuse to accept and send back

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

bounce a check

Hypernyms (to "bounce" is one way to...):

decline; pass up; refuse; reject; turn down (refuse to accept)

Cause:

bounce (come back after being refused)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

The banks bounce the check


Sense 7bounce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Eject from the premises

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

The ex-boxer's job is to bounce people who want to enter this private club

Hypernyms (to "bounce" is one way to...):

boot out; chuck out; eject; exclude; expel; kick out; throw out; turf out; turn out (put out or expel from a place)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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