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  1. [noun] the quality of a substance that is able to rebound
    Synonyms: bounciness

  2. [noun] a light springing movement upwards or forwards
    Synonyms: leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound

  3. [noun] rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)
    Synonyms: bouncing

  4. [verb] spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
    Synonyms: resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet

  5. [verb] hit something so that it bounces; "bounce a ball"

  6. [verb] move up and down repeatedly
    Synonyms: jounce

  7. [verb] come back after being refused; "the check bounced"

  8. [verb] leap suddenly; "He bounced to his feet"

  9. [verb] refuse to accept and send back; "bounce a check"

  10. [verb] eject from the premises; "The ex-boxer's job is to bounce people who want to enter this private club"


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