Definition Of bounced


(of a check) be returned by a bank when there are insufficient funds to meet it.

my rent check bounced

(of a person) jump repeatedly up and down, typically on something springy.

bouncing up and down on the mattress

(of an object, especially a ball) move quickly up, back, or away from a surface after hitting it; rebound (once or repeatedly).

the ball bounced off the rim

eject (a troublemaker) forcibly from a nightclub or similar establishment.

The bouncer very roughly bounced him out of the saloon.

Example Of bounced

  • A truck bounced down the washboard road and stopped in a cloud of dust near the house.

  • After I received this fax, I tried e-mailing the Anonymous Faxer, but the e-mail bounced .

  • Although he received three checks, all of them bounced in mid-March.

  • As the ball bounced off the wall and headed towards James, time seemed to slow down.

  • ‘Your papa's coming home,’ she whispered to him for the hundredth time as she bounced him on her knee playfully.

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