1. [ verb ] spring back; spring away from an impact
Synonyms: spring ricochet bound rebound reverberate recoil resile take_a_hop

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

Related terms: jump kick_back carom skip leap ricochet resilience
2. [ verb ] hit something so that it bounces, as of a ball
Related terms: hit bounce_out
3. [ verb ] move up and down repeatedly
Synonyms: jounce
Related terms: travel
4. [ noun ] (physics) the quality of a substance that is able to rebound
Synonyms: bounciness
Related terms: elasticity
5. [ verb ] leap suddenly

"He bounced to his feet"

Related terms: jump
6. [ verb ] come back after being refused

"the check bounced"

Related terms: clear return
7. [ noun ] a light springing movement upwards or forwards
Synonyms: leap leaping spring saltation bound
Related terms: jump caper pounce jump jump
8. [ verb ] refuse to accept and send back

"bounce a check"

Related terms: refuse
9. [ verb ] eject from the premises

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

Related terms: expel bouncer
10. [ noun ] rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)
Synonyms: bouncing
Related terms: recoil
Similar spelling:   bonce