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bounce

bounce

 
 
pronunciation:
baUns
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
bounce back
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: bounced, bounces, bouncing
definition 1: to spring back or up following a collision, or to do so several times in succession.
The ball bounced down the stairs.
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synonyms:
bound, jounce, leapfrog, rebound
similar words:
bob, hop, jump, leap, recoil, ricochet, skip, spring, vault
definition 2: to walk with a springy step.
synonyms:
prance, skip
similar words:
bob, bound, caper, frisk, gambol, hop, spring, trip
definition 3: (informal) of a check or draft, to be sent back by a bank because of insufficient funds in the account from which it was drawn.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause a collision followed by a rebound.
He bounced the tennis ball against the wall.
synonyms:
jounce, rebound
similar words:
bob, jump, leapfrog, skip, spring, vault
definition 2: to write (a check or draft) on insufficient funds.
He is always bouncing checks.
definition 3: (informal) to throw (someone) out forcefully.
synonyms:
eject, expel, kick out
similar words:
boot, evict, oust
phrase: bounce back
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a rebound or bound.
synonyms:
bound, jounce, rebound
similar words:
bob, caper, ricochet, skip
definition 2: a sudden spring or jump.
synonyms:
bound, caper, jump, leap, skip, spring
similar words:
frisk, gambol, hop, prance, recoil, trip, vault
definition 3: the ability to bounce.
a ball with no bounce
synonyms:
spring
similar words:
elasticity, give, liveliness, recoil, resilience
definition 4: liveliness; vitality.
synonyms:
energy, liveliness, pep, pizazz, vitality, vivacity, zip
similar words:
animation, resilience, spirit, spring, verve, vigor
derivation: bounceable (adj.)