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1 bounce /ˈbaʊns/ verb
bounces; bounced; bouncing
1 bounce
/ˈbaʊns/
verb
bounces; bounced; bouncing
Learner's definition of BOUNCE
[+ object] : to cause (a ball, rock, etc.) to hit against a surface and quickly move in a different and usually opposite direction
[no object] : to move in one direction, hit a surface (such as a wall or the floor), and then quickly move in a different and usually opposite direction usually + off
[no object] : to move with a lot of energy and excitement
: to move or jump up and down
[no object]
[+ object]
[no object] of a check : to be returned by a bank because there is not enough money in the bank account to pay the amount that is on the check
[+ object] : to write (a check) that is returned without payment by the bank
[no object] : to go quickly and repeatedly from one job, place, etc., to another
often + from
: to return (an e-mail) to the sender instead of delivering it
[+ object]
[no object]

bounce around

[phrasal verb]
bounce (something) around or bounce around (something) informal
: to talk about (something, such as an idea) in an informal way in order to get different opinions about it

bounce back

[phrasal verb]
: to return quickly to a normal condition after a difficult situation or event

bounce into

[phrasal verb] British, informal
bounce (someone) into (something)
: to force (someone) to decide to do (something) especially without having time to think about it

bounce off

[phrasal verb]
bounce (something) off (someone) informal
: to talk about (something, such as an idea) with (someone) in an informal way in order to get an opinion
2 bounce /ˈbaʊns/ noun
plural bounces
2 bounce
/ˈbaʊns/
noun
plural bounces
Learner's definition of BOUNCE
[count] : the act or action of bouncing off the ground or another surface
[noncount]
: the ability to move quickly in a different direction after hitting a surface : the ability to bounce
: a quality that makes a person's hair look healthy, full, and attractive : a bouncy quality
[singular] : a sudden increase
: energy and liveliness
[noncount]
[singular]
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