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Meaning & Definition of Bounce in English

English

Bounce

/baʊns/

noun

1. The quality of a substance that is able to rebound

    synonym:
  • bounce
  • ,
  • bounciness

2. A light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

    synonym:
  • leap
  • ,
  • leaping
  • ,
  • spring
  • ,
  • saltation
  • ,
  • bound
  • ,
  • bounce

3. Rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)

    synonym:
  • bounce
  • ,
  • bouncing

verb

1. Spring back

  • Spring away from an impact
  • "The rubber ball bounced"
  • "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
    synonym:
  • bounce
  • ,
  • resile
  • ,
  • take a hop
  • ,
  • spring
  • ,
  • bound
  • ,
  • rebound
  • ,
  • recoil
  • ,
  • reverberate
  • ,
  • ricochet

2. Hit something so that it bounces

  • "Bounce a ball"
    synonym:
  • bounce

3. Move up and down repeatedly

    synonym:
  • bounce
  • ,
  • jounce

4. Come back after being refused

  • "The check bounced"
    synonym:
  • bounce

5. Leap suddenly

  • "He bounced to his feet"
    synonym:
  • bounce

6. Refuse to accept and send back

  • "Bounce a check"
    synonym:
  • bounce

7. Eject from the premises

  • "The ex-boxer's job is to bounce people who want to enter this private club"
    synonym:
  • bounce