bounce off

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "bounce off":
present tense I/you/we/they bounce off he/she/it bounces off present participle bouncing off past tense bounced off past participle bounced off
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) 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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