Bounce

Definition of Bounce

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.
Another bounces as hard as he can knock.
- Swift.
Against his bosom bounced his heaving heart.
- Dryden.
2.To leap or spring suddenly or unceremoniously; to bound; as, she bounced into the room.
Out bounced the mastiff.
- Swift.
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.

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