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bounce

bounce

 
pronunciation:
baUns
part of speech: verb
inflections: bounced, bounces, bouncing
definition 1: to spring back or up after hitting against a surface.
The ball bounced down the stairs.
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similar words:
hop, jump, leap, spring
definition 2: (informal) to be returned to you by a bank because there is not enough money in your checking account.
The check that I wrote at the supermarket bounced.
derivation: bounceable (adj.)