In order to refresh myself afterward, I swallowed a bowlful of cider, and I began to bounce around as if possessed.
Furthermore, with less room for the shot to bounce around the bore, the cannon would "not be spoiled so soon."
As the driver hurled the heavy vehicle along, all Jason could do was bounce around in the bottom.
All of a sudden tiny little balls of cold lead were beginning to bounce around in the pit of his stomach.
As the Colonel General spoke, the old familiar lumps of cold lead began to bounce around in Dawson's stomach.
early 13c., bounsen "to thump, hit," perhaps from Dutch bonzen "to beat, thump," or Low German bunsen, or imitative; sense probably influenced by bound (v.). Sense of "to bounce like a ball" is from 1510s; the rubber check sense is from 1927. Related: Bounced; bouncing.
1520s, "a heavy blow," also "a leap, a rebound" from bounce (v.). In reference to politicians and public opinion polls, by 1996, American English.