bounce off - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
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.

See also main entry: bounce