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English definition of “bounce”

bounce

verb (JUMP)    /baʊns/
B1 [I or T] to (cause to) move up or away after hitting a surface: The ball bounced off the post and into the net. She bounced the ball quickly. Her bag bounced (= moved up and down) against her side as she walked. The children had broken the bed by bouncing (= jumping up and down) on it. He bounced the baby (= lifted it up and down) on his knee.figurative Television pictures from all over the world are bounced off satellites (= are sent to and returned from them).BouncingJumping B2 [I usually + adv/prep] to move in an energetic and enthusiastic manner: Tom bounced in, smiling broadly.Energetic and lively
(Definition of bounce verb (JUMP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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