bounce off the walls

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of bounce off the walls

: to be too excited and have a lot of energy
  • The kids are bouncing off the walls.

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

wall play walls
  1. : a high thick masonry structure forming a long rampart or an enclosure chiefly for defense

  2. : a masonry fence around a garden, park, or estate

  3. : a structure that serves to hold back pressure (as of water or sliding earth)

  1. : to provide, cover with, or surround with or as if with a wall

  2. : to separate by or as if by a wall

  3. : immure

  1. : to roll in a dramatic manner

  2. : to roll (one's eyes) in a dramatic manner


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