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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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
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.
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.]
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