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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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This was one of the 9,700 cases of bounced cheques registered at Al Rafa police station this year.
According to Central Bank data, compared to the first quarter of 2015, when the total amount of bounced cheques issued was e1/4598,041, the numbers fell by 38.
The Ordinance, which will amend the Negotiable Instruments Act, will enable filing of cases related to bounced cheques in the place where the cheque was presented for clearance or payment and not the place where it was issued.
During the years 2009-2012, the value and number of bounced checks witnessed a drastic drop at rates of %60 and %63 respectively.
On a yearly basis, the number of bounced checks fell by 27 percent by the end of 2012 compared to the 2011 figures to reach 44,984 cases, according to the SIMAH report.
The process in a bounced cheque goes roughly like this: a customer defaults on a loan or credit card payment, the bank recovery team hounds him and submits his security deposit cheque (which will bounce).
3 : to jump or move up and down <bouncing on a bed> <Her curls bounced as she walked.
She bounced up as I floated down, and the crown of her head met the corner of my eye.
A dispute in professional basketball about a new ball has bounced its way into a physics lab.
His best ones comfortably bounced back over the net onto his own side
These lot put the fun into fund-raising as they bounced along for charity.
But the biggest bounce of the night fell to UCLA's Noelle Quinn, who hit a turn-around 10-footer, that bounced off the rim twice before falling in with 5.