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bounce off (of something)

to rebound from something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) The ball bounced off the wall and struck a lamp. It hit the wall and bounced off.
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bounce something off (of) someone or something

 
1. Lit. to make something rebound off someone or something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) She bounced the ball off the wall, turned, and tossed it to Wally. She bounced the ball off of Harry, into the wastebasket.
2. and bounce something off Fig. to try an idea or concept out on someone or a group. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Let me bounce off this idea, if I may. Can I bounce something off of you people, while you're here?
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bounce off

v.
1. To cause something to rebound from something: She bounced the tennis ball off the wall.
2. To rebound from something or someone: The basketball hit the rim and bounced off.
3. To present some idea or thought to someone for comment or approval: I have been thinking about what we should do next, so let me bounce a few ideas off you.
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The bounces in the first 20 minutes were all with the Penguins, who got a fluke goal when a shot appeared to bounce off Lemieux, hit New York defenseman Ulf Samuelsson in the face and trickle into the net.
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But his five-iron approach shot to the 18th green from 235 yards out needed a helpful bounce off a bank in the rough before rolling up to the hole.
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DANE Thomas Bjorn, bidding for his first major title, got a helpful bounce off a spectator to give him a brief spell as joint leader.
Should the stock successfully bounce off support at its 10-week and 20-week moving averages, it could send many of these bears scrambling for the exits, creating a fresh wave of buying power.
Summary: Our Forex trading signals continue selling the US dollar against the Canadian dollar, but there are signs that the USDCAD may bounce off of nearby support.