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bounce | false |

As a verb bounce

is to change the direction of motion after hitting an obstacle.

As a noun bounce

is a change of direction of motion after hitting the ground or an obstacle.

As an adjective false is

(label) one of two states of a boolean variable; logic.



(wikipedia bounce)


  • To change the direction of motion after hitting an obstacle.
  • The tennis ball bounced off the wall before coming to rest in the ditch.
  • To move quickly up and then down, or vice versa, once or repeatedly.
  • He bounces nervously on his chair.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012
  • , date=May 13 , author=Alistair Magowan , title=Sunderland 0-1 Man Utd , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=The Black Cats contributed to their own downfall for the only goal when Titus Bramble, making his first appearance since Boxing Day, and Michael Turner, let Phil Jones' cross bounce across the six-yard box as Rooney tucked in at the back post.}}
  • To cause to move quickly up and then down, or vice versa, once or repeatedly.
  • He bounced the child on his knee.
  • To leap or spring suddenly or unceremoniously; to bound.
  • She bounced into the room.
  • To be refused by a bank because it is drawn on insufficient funds.
  • We can’t accept further checks from you, as your last one bounced .
  • (informal) To fail to cover (have sufficient funds for) (a draft presented against one's account).
  • He tends to bounce a check or two toward the end of each month, before his payday.
  • (slang) To leave.
  • Let’s wrap this up, I gotta bounce .
  • (US, slang, dated) To eject violently, as from a room; to discharge unceremoniously, as from employment.
  • (intransitive, slang, African American Vernacular English) (sometimes employing the preposition with ) To have sexual intercourse.
  • (air combat) To attack unexpectedly.
  • The squadron was bounced north of the town.
  • (electronics) To turn power off and back on; to reset
  • See if it helps to bounce the router.
  • (intransitive, Internet, of an e-mail message or address) To return undelivered.
  • What’s your new email address – the old one bounces .
    The girl in the bar told me her address is thirsty@example.com, but my mail to that address bounced back to me.
  • (aviation) To land hard and lift off again due to excess momentum.
  • The student pilot bounced several times during his landing.
  • (slang, dated) To bully; to scold.
  • (archaic) To strike or thump, so as to rebound, or to make a sudden noise; to knock loudly.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • Another bounces as hard as he can knock.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • Out bounced the mastiff.
  • (archaic) To boast; to bluster.
  • Synonyms

    * (change direction of motion after hitting an obstacle) bounce back, rebound * (move quickly up and down) bob

    Derived terms

    * bounceable * bounce back, bounceback * bouncedown * bouncer * bounce rate * bouncing * bouncy * debounce


    (en noun)
  • A change of direction of motion after hitting the ground or an obstacle.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=June 9, author=Owen Phillips, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Euro 2012: Netherlands 0-1 Denmark , passage=Krohn-Dehli took advantage of a lucky bounce of the ball after a battling run on the left flank by Simon Poulsen, dummied two defenders and shot low through goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg's legs after 24 minutes.}}
  • A movement up and then down (or vice versa), once or repeatedly.
  • An email return with any error.
  • The sack, licensing.
  • A bang, boom.
  • * 1773 , (Oliver Goldsmith),
  • I don't value her resentment the bounce of a cracker.
  • A drink based on brandy(w).
  • * , chapter=6
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=He had one hand on the bounce bottle—and he'd never let go of that since he got back to the table—but he had a handkerchief in the other and was swabbing his deadlights with it.}}
  • A heavy, sudden, and often noisy, blow or thump.
  • * Dryden
  • The bounce burst open the door.
  • Bluster; brag; untruthful boasting; audacious exaggeration; an impudent lie; a bouncer.
  • (Johnson)
    (De Quincey)
  • Scyllium catulus , a European dogfish.
  • A genre of New Orleans music.
  • (slang, African American Vernacular English) Drugs.
  • (slang, African American Vernacular English) Swagger.
  • (slang, African American Vernacular English) A 'good' beat.
  • (slang, African American Vernacular English) A talent for leaping.
  • Synonyms

    * (change of direction of motion after hitting an obstacle) rebound * (movement up and down) bob, bobbing (repeated), bouncing (repeated) * (talent for leaping) ups, mad ups

    Derived terms

    * bouncy * on the bounce English ergative verbs




  • Untrue, not factual, factually incorrect.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1551, year_published=1888
  • , title= A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles: Founded Mainly on the Materials Collected by the Philological Society , section=Part 1, publisher=Clarendon Press, location=Oxford, editor= , volume=1, page=217 , passage=Also the rule of false position, with dyuers examples not onely vulgar, but some appertaynyng to the rule of Algeber.}}
  • Based on factually incorrect premises: false legislation
  • Spurious, artificial.
  • :
  • *
  • *:At her invitation he outlined for her the succeeding chapters with terse military accuracy?; and what she liked best and best understood was avoidance of that false modesty which condescends, turning technicality into pabulum.
  • (lb) Of a state in Boolean logic that indicates a negative result.
  • Uttering falsehood; dishonest or deceitful.
  • :
  • Not faithful or loyal, as to obligations, allegiance, vows, etc.; untrue; treacherous.
  • :
  • *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • *:I to myself was false , ere thou to me.
  • Not well founded; not firm or trustworthy; erroneous.
  • :
  • *(Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
  • *:whose false foundation waves have swept away
  • Not essential or permanent, as parts of a structure which are temporary or supplemental.
  • (lb) Out of tune.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • One of two options on a true-or-false test.
  • Synonyms

    * * See also


    * (untrue) real, true

    Derived terms

    * false attack * false dawn * false friend * falsehood * falseness * falsify * falsity


    (en adverb)
  • Not truly; not honestly; falsely.
  • * Shakespeare
  • You play me false .


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