bounce something off (of) someone

bounce something off (of) someone
tv. o try out an idea on someone; to get someone’s opinion of an idea.
Let me bounce this off of you.
I bounced the idea off Gary, but he wasn’t at all impressed.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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  • bounce off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms bounce off : present tense I/you/we/they bounce off he/she/it bounces off present participle bouncing off past tense bounced off past participle bounced off 1) bounce off something if light or sound bounces… …   English dictionary

  • bounce — bounce1 S3 [bauns] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(ball/object)¦ 2¦(jump up and down)¦ 3¦(cheque)¦ 4¦(walk)¦ 5¦(something moves up and down)¦ 6¦(light/sound)¦ 7¦(email)¦ 8 bounce ideas off somebody 9¦(force somebody to leave)¦ Phrasal …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bounce — [[t]ba͟ʊns[/t]] bounces, bouncing, bounced 1) V ERG When an object such as a ball bounces or when you bounce it, it moves upwards from a surface or away from it immediately after hitting it. [V n prep] I bounced a ball against the house... [V n]… …   English dictionary

  • bounce — 1 verb 1 MOVE FROM A SURFACE (I, T) if a ball or other object bounces, it immediately moves away from a surface it has just hit, or you make it move in this way (+ off): The ball bounced off the crossbar and into the net. | bounce sth on/against… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bounce — ► VERB 1) spring quickly up or away from a surface after hitting it. 2) move or jump up and down repeatedly. 3) (of light or sound) reflect back from a surface. 4) (bounce back) recover well after a setback or problem. 5) informal (of a cheque)… …   English terms dictionary

  • bounce off the walls — If someone s bouncing off the walls, they are very excited about something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • bounce — I UK [baʊns] / US verb Word forms bounce : present tense I/you/we/they bounce he/she/it bounces present participle bouncing past tense bounced past participle bounced ** 1) [intransitive/transitive] if a ball or other object bounces, or if you… …   English dictionary

  • bounce — verb 1》 (of an object, especially a ball) spring quickly up or away from a surface after hitting it.     ↘(of light, sound, or an electronic signal) reflect back from a surface.     ↘(also bounce back) (of an email) be returned to its sender… …   English new terms dictionary

  • bounce — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. rebound, recoil; leap; slang, eject (See ejection). II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To rebound] Syn. ricochet, recoil, carom, glance off, spring back, leap, hop, skip, bob, buck, jump, bound, jerk up and down …   English dictionary for students

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