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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theybounce off
he/she/itbounces off
present participlebouncing off
past tensebounced off
past participlebounced off
  1. 1
    bounce off something if light or sound bounces off a surface, it hits it and then moves away from it again
    The radar waves bounce off objects in their path.
  2. 2
    bounce something off someone to discuss something with someone in order to get their opinion and make a decision
    If you have a moment, I’d like to bounce an alternative plan off you.
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