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Bouncing Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    bouncing adj
  1. vigorously healthy; "a bouncing baby"
  2. 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]
Bouncing Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.]
Bouncing Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.
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  • Bouncing bomb: A bouncing bomb is a bomb designed specifically to bounce to a target across water in a calculated manner, in order to avoid obstacles such ...
  • The Bouncing Souls: The Bouncing Souls are a punk rock band from New Brunswick , New Jersey, formed in 1987. By the time of their acknowledgment by the ...
  • Bouncing ball: The bouncing ball is a device used in film s to visually indicate the rhythm of a song , helping audiences to sing along with live or ...
  • Bouncing Boy: As a maintenance man, he once built a specialty vehicle called the "Bouncing Boy" which acted as a bouncing juggernaut , smashing anything ...
  • Bouncing Betty: The term Bouncing Betty originally gained widespread use as the Allied soldier's nickname for the S-mine , an especially lethal German ...
  • Bouncing Babies: Bouncing Babies is a 1929 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan Produced by Hal Roach and released to theaters by ...

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