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bounce

1. verb, slang To leave or depart. A: "Won't you stay a little longer?" B: "Nah, I had better bounce. I've got an early morning tomorrow." Come on, let's bounce. This party is dead.
2. verb, slang To expel someone (from some place) by force. Hey Tony, bounce this clown outta here, will ya? The boss's goons bounced the man from the office, tossing his briefcase and jacket out after him.
3. verb To write a check for an account that has insufficient funds for the amount being drawn. My ex-husband bounced checks all over the state before he disappeared.
4. verb Of a check, to be returned unpaid due to insufficient funds in the account on which it is being drawn. They told me that they would be shutting off our electricity because my last check bounced. The shop has a display containing every check that has ever bounced so as to name and shame the people who tried paying with them.
5. verb Of a bank, to return an unpaid check due to insufficient funds in the account on which it is being drawn. The bank bounced the check I had been given as payment for my services, meaning I had basically done 40 hours of work for free.
6. noun, informal Energy or vitality; pep. She had a lot of bounce coming out of the meeting after the boss agreed to green light her proposal. I hope Bill's all right. He doesn't seem to have much bounce these days.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

bounce

1. in. [for a check] to be returned from the bank because of insufficient funds. (see also rubber (check).) The check bounced, and I had to pay a penalty fee.
2. tv. to write a bad check. He bounced another one, and this time the bank called him up to warn him about what would happen if he did it again.
3. in. to leave; to depart. It’s late. Let’s bounce.
4. tv. [for a bank] to refuse to honor a check. They bounced another of my checks today.
5. tv. to throw someone out. Willie bounced me, and I ran to my car and beat it.
6. n. pep; energy. I never have any bounce when I wake up early.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Judge Al Hakam said the legal order has brought much relief to judges because before it came about, they would be busy looking into thousands of bounced cheque cases in the one-day-court which deals with minor offences.
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The Ordinance was necessitated as a Bill to help litigants in cases of bounced cheque was passed by the Lok Sabha earlier this year but it could not go sail through the Rajya Sabha.
The total value of bounced cheques last year reached e1/43,361,113, down from e1/45,673,450 in 2013, and e1/47,759,687 in 2012.
"He saw Eto'o standing next to him and he bounced the ball.
The value of bounced checks also fell by 31 percent in 2012, from SR 5 billion in 2011.
A report by Gulf News said that the court decided that Qurashi did issue the cheque that bounced due to lack of funds.
"The problem is after my first cheque bounced, I was jailed for it and I've been unable to do anything about my situation," said the father of six from Al Aweer Central Jail.
Mathieu and 10 other participants then bounced to eight additional musical excerpts from a variety of genres.
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New rules were introduced in November 2007, under which if a cheque had not bounced within six days of being paid into an account, the recipient could be confident that the money was theirs.
She bounced up as I floated down, and the crown of her head met the corner of my eye.