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Dictionary definition for: Bounce

1. (n) the quality of a substance that is able to rebound

2. (v) spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced" "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

3. (n) a light springing movement upwards or forwards

4. (v) hit something so that it bounces; "bounce a ball"

5. (n) rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)

6. (v) move up and down repeatedly

7. (v) come back after being refused; "the check bounced"

8. (v) leap suddenly; "He bounced to his feet"

9. (v) refuse to accept and send back; "bounce a check"

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

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