bounce1 [ bauns ] verb **
▸ 1 hit surface
▸ 2 move up and down
▸ 3 be reflected
▸ 4 when check is not paid
▸ 5 move energetically
▸ 6 when email comes back
1. ) intransitive or transitive if a ball or other object bounces, or if you bounce it, it hits a surface then immediately moves away from it:
The ball bounced twice before hitting the net.
bounce off/down/along: Hailstones were bouncing off the roof.
bounce something off/down/along something: Josh bounced the ball down the street.
2. ) intransitive or transitive if a person or vehicle bounces or is bounced, they move up and down as if they are on springs:
She sat bouncing a baby on her knee.
bounce on/along: The kids love bouncing on the bed.
Our jeep bounced along the rough track.
bounce someone/something up and down/around: We were bounced around in the back of the van.
3. ) intransitive bounce off if light or sound bounces off a surface, it hits it and then moves away from it again:
The radar waves bounce off objects in their path.
4. ) intransitive or transitive if a check bounces, or a bank bounces it, the bank refuses to pay it because there is not enough money in the account of the person who wrote it
5. ) intransitive to move quickly and with a lot of energy, as if you are very happy:
bounce onto/into/around: The band came bouncing onto the stage.
6. ) intransitive if an e-mail message bounces, it is sent back to you without reaching the person you sent it to
bounce ideas off someone or bounce ideas around
to discuss ideas with other people in order to get their opinion and make a decision:
If you have a moment, I'd like to bounce an alternative plan off you.
They like to get together and bounce ideas around.
,bounce `back phrasal verb intransitive
1. ) to become healthy, happy, or successful again after something bad has happened to you:
He's sad about Sally leaving him, but he'll bounce back.
After an early defeat, she bounced back to win the championship.
2. ) BUSINESS if a market or price bounces back, it rises again after falling:
AT&T's shares fell dramatically, but bounced back before the end of the day.
bounce 2 [ bauns ] noun
1. ) count the movement of a ball or other object when it hits a surface and moves away again
2. ) uncount the quality of being able to bounce or to make other things bounce:
a shampoo that gives your hair added shine and bounce
3. ) uncount the quality of having a lot of energy and seeming happy and healthy:
She came back full of confidence and bounce.
4. ) singular BUSINESS a quick increase in prices after they have fallen to a low level:
After the 1987 stock market crash, there was a 142-point bounce.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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