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1bounce/ˈbaʊns/verb
bouncesbouncedbouncing
1bounce
/ˈbaʊns/
verb
bouncesbouncedbouncing
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
   b [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
   b : 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
   b [+ 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) aroundinformal or bounce around (something) 
: 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
2bounce/ˈbaʊns/noun
pluralbounces
2bounce
/ˈbaʊns/
noun
pluralbounces
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
   b : 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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