bounce off

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vt always separate to bounce something off somethingetw von etw abprallen lassen; radio waves etcetw an etw (dat)reflektieren; to bounce an idea off somebody (fig inf)eine Idee an jdm testen (inf)
viabprallen; (radio waves)reflektieren
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In an effort to to become more competitive, Oxigen Apps, has already released two of their apps to the iOS marketplace; Bounce Off and Compass 2015 have been available on the iTunes store since July 2015.
Some of the X-rays produced by these episodes then bounced off gas clouds about thirty to a hundred light years away from the black hole, similar to how the sound from a person's voice can bounce off canyon walls.
In order for a radio signal to reach Doha from Dubai, it has to bounce off something.
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These sound waves bounce off objects, like insects and trees.
When a person "sees" an object, his or her eye senses many different waves of visible light as they bounce off the object.
But his five-iron approach shot to the 18th green from 235 yards out needed a helpful bounce off a bank in the rough before rolling up to the hole.
GOLF: A lucky bounce off the rocks for a closing birdie gave Luke Donald something to smile about after a difficult day at Pebble Beach in the AT&T National Pro-Am.
when he looked in his rear-view mirror and saw a black Mustang veer across four lanes of traffic, bounce off the guard rail and collide with the bottom of his trailer.
That's just the time it took sunlight to travel to Jupiter, bounce off, and reach Earth on those days.
Minneapolis, MN), suggests using his company's LT3 laser sensor, which measures the time for laser light to bounce off a surface three to five meters away.
DANE Thomas Bjorn, bidding for his first major title, got a helpful bounce off a spectator to give him a brief spell as joint leader.