bounce off

phrasal verb

bounced off; bouncing off; bounces off
: to talk about (something, such as an idea) with (someone) in an informal way in order to get an opinion
I wanted to bounce some ideas off you before the meeting.

Examples of bounce off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In stoppage time, another shot from Thompson bounced off the crossbar, sealing Angel City’s fate. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 18 Mar. 2024 But as in so many superhero movies, the overall effect is hyperactive yet deadened, causing the viewer’s gaze to bounce off the screen rather than be drawn into it. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 16 Feb. 2024 The scoring pass to Aiyuk was rather pedestrian compared to his 51-yard grab moments earlier after the ball bounced off Lions defender Kindle Vildor's face mask. 25d ago / 5:45 PM PST Catch off a defender's face David K. Li Brandon Aiyuk's 51-yard catch was remarkable. NBC News, 29 Jan. 2024 Fox dumped the puck into the offensive zone, Kreider got the bounce off the boards behind the net and made a nice pass to Trocheck, who put in a wrist shot for his 15th of the season. Joe Reedy, USA TODAY, 22 Jan. 2024 The drone miraculously hit the spare tire on the back of the car and bounced off. Oleksandr Chubko Lynsey Addario, New York Times, 6 Mar. 2024 The ball went high and wide and bounced off the catcher’s extended glove. Susan Miller Degnan, Miami Herald, 5 Mar. 2024 Her first shot was a 3-pointer that bounced off the rim. CBS News, 3 Mar. 2024 Purdy, whose arm strength contributed to his seventh-round draft standing, actually overthrew Aiyuk only to have the ball bounce off the facemask of a backpedaling Kindle Vildor. Jerry McDonald, The Mercury News, 29 Jan. 2024

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“Bounce off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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