bounce up and down

bounce up and down

To hop up and down. The kids started bouncing up and down when they heard school was closed for the day.
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bounce up and down

to spring up and down due to natural elasticity or from being jostled or thrown. The ball bounced up and down for an amazingly long time. I bounced up and down in the back of that truck for almost an hour.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Youngsters are driving other residents mad by shouting and screaming as they bounce up and down.
When you perform them so quickly, the abdominal muscles don't get a maximal workout - momentum takes over to some extent as you bounce up and down. So rather than increasing the number of sit-ups you do (beyond, say, 50 or so), make them more challenging by doing them more slowly, or try some of the variations described at right.