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 for bounce
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bounce \Bounce\, v. t.
     1. To drive against anything suddenly and violently; to bump;
        to thump. --Swift.
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     2. To cause to bound or rebound; sometimes, to toss.
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     3. To eject violently, as from a room; to discharge
        unceremoniously, as from employment. [Collog. U. S.]
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     4. To bully; to scold. [Collog.] --J. Fletcher.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bounce \Bounce\, n.
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     1. A sudden leap or bound; a rebound.
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     2. A heavy, sudden, and often noisy, blow or thump.
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              The bounce burst open the door.       --Dryden.
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     3. An explosion, or the noise of one. [Obs.]
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     4. Bluster; brag; untruthful boasting; audacious
        exaggeration; an impudent lie; a bouncer. --Johnson. De
        Quincey.?
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     5. (Zool.) A dogfish of Europe ({Scyllium catulus).
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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
     origin.]
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     1. To strike or thump, so as to rebound, or to make a sudden
        noise; a knock loudly.
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              Another bounces as hard as he can knock. --Swift.
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              Against his bosom bounced his heaving heart.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. To leap or spring suddenly or unceremoniously; to bound;
        as, she bounced into the room.
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              Out bounced the mastiff.              --Swift.
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              Bounced off his arm+chair.            --Thackeray.
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     3. To boast; to talk big; to bluster. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bounce \Bounce\, adv.
     With a sudden leap; suddenly.
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           This impudent puppy comes bounce in upon me.
                                                    --Bickerstaff.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bounce
      n 1: the quality of a substance that is able to rebound [syn:
           bounce, bounciness]
      2: a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards [syn:
         leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce]
      3: rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts) [syn:
         bounce, bouncing]
      v 1: spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball
           bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite
           after they collide" [syn: bounce, resile, take a hop,
           spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate,
           ricochet]
      2: hit something so that it bounces; "bounce a ball"
      3: move up and down repeatedly [syn: bounce, jounce]
      4: come back after being refused; "the check bounced" [ant:
         clear]
      5: leap suddenly; "He bounced to his feet"
      6: refuse to accept and send back; "bounce a check"
      7: eject from the premises; "The ex-boxer's job is to bounce
         people who want to enter this private club"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  331 Moby Thesaurus words for "bounce":
     AM signal, CRT spot, DM display, Doppler signal, FM signal,
     Highland fling, IF signal, IM display, RF amplifier, RF echoes,
     RF signal, RF stage, adaptability, airiness, and jump, animation,
     ax, backfire, backlash, backlashing, beam, beat signal, blips,
     bludgeon, bluff, bluster, bluster and bluff, bob, bobble,
     boomerang, boot, boot out, bounce, bounce back, bounces,
     bounciness, bound, bound back, brag, brave show, break, breeziness,
     broad jump, browbeat, buck, buckjump, bulldoze, bully, bullyrag,
     bump, buoyance, buoyancy, bust, can, cannon, cannon off, caper,
     capriole, caracole, carefreeness, carom, cashier, cast, cast out,
     cavort, chatter, chirpiness, chuck out, clear, contrecoup, cow,
     curvet, cut a dido, cut capers, debonairness, defenestrate,
     defrock, degrade, demivolt, demote, deplume, depose, deprive,
     detrude, didder, direct signal, disbar, discard, discharge,
     disemploy, dismiss, displace, display, displume, dither,
     double-dot display, dragoon, drum out, dynamism, echo, echo signal,
     eject, elasticity, energy, exclude, expel, extensibility, extrude,
     falter, fire, flexibility, flounce, fly back, flying jump, frisk,
     furlough, galliard, gambado, gambol, gasconade, gelandesprung,
     get-up-and-go, give, give the ax, give the gate, give the hook, go,
     grand jete, grimace, handspring, have an ague, have repercussions,
     heave out, hector, high jump, hippety-hop, hop, hurdle, hustle,
     intimidate, jactitate, jar, jauntiness, jerk, jete, jettison, jig,
     jigget, jiggle, jog, joggle, jolt, jostle, jounce, jump,
     jump about, jump over, jump shot, jump turn, jump-hop, jump-off,
     junk, kick, kick back, kick downstairs, kick out, kick upstairs,
     kickback, lash back, lavolta, lay off, leap, leap over, leapfrog,
     let go, let out, levity, life, light heart, lightheartedness,
     lightness, lightsomeness, liveliness, local oscillator signal,
     long jump, lop, make redundant, morris, negotiate, obtrude, oust,
     out-herod Herod, output signal, overjump, overleap, overskip,
     peacockery, peacockishness, pension off, pep, perkiness, pertness,
     picture, pips, pole vault, pounce, pounce on, pounce upon, prance,
     put out, quake, quaver, quiver, radar signal,
     radio-frequency amplifier, radio-frequency signal,
     radio-frequency stage, rage, ramp, rant, rave, read out of,
     reading, rebound, rebuff, recalcitrate, recalcitration, recoil,
     reflected signal, reflection, reject, release, remove, repercuss,
     repercussion, replace, repulse, resile, resilience, resiliency,
     responsiveness, retire, return, return signal, ricochet, rictus,
     roister, rollick, romp, running broad jump, running high jump,
     sack, saut de basque, separate forcibly, shake, shiver, shock,
     shortwave signal, shudder, signal, signal display, ski jump, skip,
     slang, snap, snap back, splutter, spot, spring, spring back,
     springiness, sputter, start, start aside, start up, steeplechase,
     storm, stretch, stretchability, stretchiness, strip, strut,
     strutting, superannuate, surplus, suspend, swagger, swaggering,
     swank, swash, swashbuckle, swashbucklering, swashbucklery,
     swashbuckling, target image, terminate, throw away, throw out,
     throw overboard, thrust out, tic, tone, tonicity, tonus, toss out,
     tour jete, trace, transmitter signal, tremble, tremor, trip,
     turn off, turn out, twitch, twitter, unfrock,
     unidirectional signal, updive, upleap, upspring, vapor, vault,
     verve, vibrate, video signal, vitality, vivacity, wobble, yield,
     zest, zip
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  bounce
   v.
  
      1. [common; perhaps by analogy to a bouncing check] An electronic mail
      message that is undeliverable and returns an error notification to the
      sender is said to bounce. See also bounce message.
  
      2. To engage in sexual intercourse; prob.: from the expression ?bouncing
      the mattress?, but influenced by Roo's psychosexually loaded ?Try bouncing
      me, Tigger!? from the Winnie-the-Pooh books. Compare boink.
  
      3. To casually reboot a system in order to clear up a transient problem
      (possibly editing a configuration file in the process, if it is one that is
      only re-read at boot time). Reported primarily among VMS and Unix
      users.
  
      4. [VM/CMS programmers] Automatic warm-start of a machine after an error. ?
      I logged on this morning and found it had bounced 7 times during the night?
  
      6. [IBM] To power cycle a peripheral in order to reset it.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  bounce
  
     1. (Perhaps by analogy to a bouncing check) An electronic
     mail message that is undeliverable and returns an error
     notification (a "{bounce message") to the sender is said to
     "bounce".
  
     2. To play volleyball.  The now-demolished D. C. Power Lab
     building used by the Stanford AI Lab in the 1970s had a
     volleyball court on the front lawn.  From 5 PM to 7 PM was the
     scheduled maintenance time for the computer, so every
     afternoon at 5 would come over the intercom the cry: "Now hear
     this: bounce, bounce!", followed by Brian McCune loudly
     bouncing a volleyball on the floor outside the offices of
     known volleyballers.
  
     3. To engage in sexual intercourse; probably from the
     expression "bouncing the mattress", but influenced by Roo's
     psychosexually loaded "Try bouncing me, Tigger!" from the
     "Winnie-the-Pooh" books.
  
     Compare boink.
  
     4. To casually reboot a system in order to clear up a
     transient problem.  Reported primarily among VMS users.
  
     5. (VM/CMS programmers) Automatic warm-start of a computer
     after an error.  "I logged on this morning and found it had
     bounced 7 times during the night"
  
     6. (IBM) To power cycle a peripheral in order to reset it.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1994-11-29)
  

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