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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bounce  \Bounce\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bounced};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Bouncing}.]  [OE.  bunsen;  cf  D.  bonzen  to  strike,  bounce, 
  bons  blow,  LG  bunsen  to  knock;  all  prob.  of  imitative 
  origin.] 
  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.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bouncing  \Boun"cing\,  a. 
  1.  Stout;  plump  and  healthy;  lusty;  buxom. 
 
  Many  tall  and  bouncing  young  ladies.  --Thackeray. 
 
  2.  Excessive;  big  ``A  bouncing  reckoning.''  --B.  &  Fl 
 
  {Bouncing  Bet}  (Bot.),  the  common  soapwort  ({Saponaria 
  officinalis}).  --Harper's  Mag. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bouncing 
  adj  1:  moving  jerkily  up  and  down  "a  bouncing  ball";  "a  jolting 
  ride";  "the  jouncing  guns  of  the  battery"  [syn:  {jolting}, 
  {jouncing}] 
  2:  vigorously  healthy;  "a  bouncing  baby" 
  3:  marked  by  lively  action  "a  bouncing  gait";  "bouncy  tunes"; 
  "the  peppy  and  interesting  talk";  "a  spirited  dance"  [syn: 
  {bouncy},  {peppy},  {spirited},  {zippy}] 
  n  :  rebounding  from  an  impact  (or  series  of  impacts)  [syn:  {bounce}] 




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