Definition of bungee in English:

bungee

Line breaks: bun¦gee
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌndʒi
 
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noun

  • (also bungee cord or bungee rope) A long nylon-cased rubber band used for securing luggage and in the sport of bungee jumping.
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    • I'd not been warned about the bungee cord dangling from the luggage rack, which swiftly entangled itself in the gears, getting me as greasy-fingered fixing it as I would have been refitting the chain on my old rattler.
    • They reached the truck and Blair climbed in, stuffing his bag on the floor while Jim set the case in the back and secured it with a bungee cord.
    • A good exercise for beginners to simulate the pole vault is to, while on the trampoline, land on your back, shoot up into the air feet first and try and clear a bungee rope being held in the air next to you.

verb

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  • Perform a bungee jump: he bungeed 111 metres from the bridge over the Victoria Falls
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    • Despite my fear, I have jumped out of planes, bungeed over gambling towns, scaled buildings without ropes, and abseiled from the odd mountain here and there.
    • But, try to get him to base jump after you're done bungeeing, well, then you're just being a bitch.
    • That sound you heard was Mike ‘That Toddlin' Town’ Wilbon bungeeing off the Sears Tower.

Origin

1930s (denoting an elasticated cord for launching a glider): of unknown origin.

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