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bounce

the bounce Australian Rules football the start of play at the beginning of each quarter or after a goal

bounce

i. A term used in or before air combat when an aircraft is attacked by surprise or caught unguarded. To bounce means to catch enemy aircraft unaware.
ii. While landing, to get airborne momentarily after touchdown.

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".

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.

bounce

(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.

bounce

(4)
To casually reboot a system in order to clear up a transient problem. Reported primarily among VMS users.

bounce

(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"

bounce

(6)
(IBM) To power cycle a peripheral in order to reset it.
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The former Zimbabwe batsman and one half of the famous Flower brothers was of the view that the Pakistani batsmen need to be quick on their feet to handle the bounce.
The degree of movement demonstrated the bridge has plenty of flex, meaning anyone who's alarmed when it bounces as they're walking over it should not be too concerned as it can bounce a lot more than people might think.
There's no time commitment either; you can bounce for five minutes or five hours
Inflatable bounce houses are popular activities for young children at parties and other functions, particularly in the summer.
Bounce TV will now own, produce and world premiere the star-studded event annually.
Abu Dhabi: The free-jumping revolution in Abu Dhabi has begun with the much-anticipated opening of Bounce at the Marina Mall last week.
A spokesman said: "The new Bounce Below course has been transformed.
An increase in your email bounce rate can indicate that you need to increase your list maintenance.
Jonathan Katz, COO of Bounce TV, said: With millions watching each week, the premiere of Saints and Sinners has driven demand for Bounce TVs original programming to an all-time high.
Website bounce rate is the percentage of single page visits.
com)-- Bouncer Depot has made headlines once again today with the announcement of a new line of commercial bounce houses for sale as well as giving the nomination of "Best Selling" bounce house to its compact modular combo (item #3059) .