bounce off

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of bounce off

informal
: 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.

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

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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