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English definition of “bounce back”

bounce back

phrasal verb with bounce     /baʊns/ verb [I or T]
FINANCE, ECONOMICS to become successful again after a failure , reduction in profits , etc.: Profits are expected to bounce back in the new financial year . She says the company can bounce back just as it has time and again in its 140-year history . European markets bounced back after U.S. markets recouped early losses .bounce back from sth Prices have bounced back strongly from the bottom a year ago.
IT, COMMUNICATIONS if an email bounces back, it is returned to the person sending it because the address is wrong or the user is not known : A network failure at the sender or recipient end will cause an email to bounce back to the sender .
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