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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Lilian's granddaughter, Kerry Clarke, 34, who put them online in July, said: "They bounce off each other.
That bounce off the backboard led the ball directly to the middle of the hoop as the Gin Kings' fans cowered in horror and the Beermen, and their supporters, cheered their lungs out.
With more than 80 interconnected trampolines visitors to Bounce can literally fly through the air and bounce off the walls.
It all starts with the phenomenon called Rayleigh scattering, which causes light from the sun to bounce off tiny particles in the atmosphere.
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.
Waves of light or sound fired at an object tend to bounce off its surface like raindrops falling on an umbrella, collectively exerting a subtle nudge called radiation pressure that pushes the object away.
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.
Yeovil controlled the first half and were unlucky not to take the lead after Marcus Stewart had an overhead kick blocked on the line, before seeing a stoppage-time header bounce off the top of the bar.
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.