bounce around

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of bounce around

informal
: to talk about (something, such as an idea) in an informal way in order to get different opinions about it
  • We were bouncing some ideas around for the design of the book's cover.
  • They bounced around some plot ideas for a new play.

Word by Word Definitions

bounce play
  1. : beat, bump

  2. : to cause to rebound or be reflected

  3. : dismiss, fire

  1. : a sudden leap or bound

  2. : rebound

  3. : bluster

around play
  1. : in a circle or in circumference

  2. : in, along, or through a circuit

  3. : on all or various sides : in every or any direction

  1. : on all sides of

  2. : so as to encircle or enclose

  3. : so as to avoid or get past : on or to another side of

  1. : about

  2. : being in existence, evidence, or circulation


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