BOUNCE, verb intransitive
1. To leap or spring; to fly or rush out suddenly.
Out bounced the mastiff.
2. To spring or leap against any thing, so as to rebound; to beat or thump by a spring.
Against his bosom bounced his heaving heart.
3. To beat hard, or thump, so as to make a sudden noise.
Another bounced as hard as he could knock.
4. To boast or bully; used in familiar speech.
5. To be bold or strong.
BOUNCE, noun A heavy blow, thrust or thump with a large solid body.
The bounce burst open the door.
1. A loud heavy sound, as by an explosion.
2. A boast; a threat; in low language.
3. A fish; a species of squalus or shark.