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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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Filters over light-bulbs remove ultraviolet radiation, and light reaches the flag only indirectly after bouncing off the walls.
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We've all heard of little ones bouncing off the walls, but now Teesside toddlers can work off their energy in a fun and safe environment at Jump 360 at Sovereign Park on Brenda Road in Hartlepool.
WHILE Anfield bounced on Thursday night, fans from across Stanley Park were simply bouncing off the walls.
Get the right snacks If you're entertaining little guests, make sure you include a selection of savoury snacks and healthy treats too - no parent will want their child bouncing off the walls at home time.
Vicente del Bosque's side appeared frozen into inaction, and it did not help that they were playing a Chile side whose spirit was stoked by tens of thousands of fans bouncing off the walls of the Maracana - in some cases literally as thousands without tickets remained outside the stadiums with around 200 bursting through a security cordon prior to kickoff.
A bit restless," she told me kindly, which normally translates as bouncing off the walls.
Last night I watched Dave Weir and as he crossed the line I was bouncing off the walls in my room.
I go back to my room at night and I smile like a lunatic and I'm bouncing off the walls.