bounce around

(redirected from bounced around)

bounce around

1. Of an object, to move erratically with repeated hops into the air. The rubber ball bounced around before finally rolling into the wall.
2. Of a person, to move or change between several different things, such as jobs or places. Well, since I graduated from school, I've just been bouncing around, working any job I can get. That player has bounced around a lot in his short career—in three years, he's already been on five teams!
3. To discuss something with other people by mentioning it informally, in passing, or at various times. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "bounce" and "around." I bounced around the idea of becoming an actress with many people before discussing it with my parents. Hey, let's bounce your idea around the office to see if anyone wants to join our team.
4. To circulate widely. News of my suspension sure bounced around fast—the whole school already knows about it.
See also: around, bounce

bounce something around (with someone)

to discuss something with a number of people; to move an idea from person to person like a ball. I need to bounce this around with my family. I need to bounce around something with you.
See also: around, bounce

bounce around

1. Move around from one person or place to another. For example, The staff spent the morning bouncing around ideas to improve sales, or She had been bouncing around from one job to another. This term alludes to a ball bouncing among players. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]
2. Treat roughly or unfairly, as in Quit bouncing me around; I won't stand for it. This usage is based on a somewhat earlier meaning of bounce, "to beat up" or "coerce." ] Slang; c. 1970]
See also: around, bounce

bounce around

v.
1. To rebound repeatedly in various directions: The ball landed in my bedroom and bounced around, knocking over a vase on the shelf.
2. To cause something to rebound in various directions: Don't bounce the basketball around in the living room! Let's go outside and bounce around my new rubber ball.
3. To move about energetically or restlessly in various directions: The scared mouse bounced around all over the room. The kids are bouncing around in the back seat of the car.
4. To discuss something with a number of people: I bounced my new idea around at the meeting, and some people gave me some very interesting comments on it.
5. To circulate among a number of people. Used of a name, word, or idea: That rumor has been bouncing around here for years.
See also: around, bounce
References in periodicals archive ?
He started with Stoeger Arms in the 1950s, went on to become the youngest outside sales rep for Winchester, then bounced around the world working on gun projects, including designing the JAWS pistol for the King of Jordan.
SOFR has bounced around, hitting 2.27% on Tuesday, and was as high as 2.28% a couple of times in November.
To recall, Philippines bounced around the 5th and 7th place in the last six iterations of the 11-country affair.
Having bounced around different hotels for the past couple of editions due to security risks, this year's LLF was given to extraordinary security measures as the streets of the Mall bordering Alhamra were shut for public use, and a large contingent of police was deployed on spot.
NICKLAS BENDTNER (ROSENBORG) The big striker was something of a laughing stock during his time with Arsenal and having bounced around England, Italy and Germany he is now settled with Norwegian giants Rosenborg.
Taha, 28, was drafted 12th in the 2012 PBA Rookie Draft and has bounced around the league playing for five teams before ending his career with the Batang Pier.
The American point guard bounced around 11 clubs in seven years before landing at the Emirates Arena last summer.
"Sixers management has "bounced around" the idea of trading Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams, as Chad Ford of ESPN.com reports amid an Insider-only piece he co-authors with Kevin Pelton," ESPN reported.
She then told us it bounced around the kitchen so much she had to sit on it.
29 ( ANI ): A giant beach ball bounced around the streets of London as a killer storm swept Britain.
Gasoline prices have bounced around this summer based on economic news, with good news sending prices higher, AAA Oregon spokeswoman Marie Dodds said.
Attacking from the off, Corus were gifted a fluke goal when a Dave Campbell corner bounced around the box before hitting Steve Pineghar and rolling into the net.
Since Now Ruz, the TEPIX has bounced around between 10,000 and 13,000.
My wife and I both suffer from osteoporosis, which hurts when one is being bounced around. If the holes were filled at once, they would not become craters.
The NHS has been bounced around the political arena with too many promises that fail to be met.