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bounce

verb [I or T]
 
 
/baʊns/
BANKING if a cheque bounces, or a bank bounces it, the bank refuses to pay it because there is not enough money in the account: The bank immediately froze the account and bounced outstanding cheques. Payments of $1 million were coming due, but when investors went to cash the checks, they bounced.
IT, COMMUNICATIONS if an email that you send bounces or is bounced, it is returned to you because the address is wrong or there is a computer problem: Customers may be annoyed that spam defences bounce their legitimate e-mail. The report they'd asked me to send bounced, because the email address was invalid.
FINANCE, ECONOMICS to suddenly increase, often after falling to its lowest level: Analysts say that the US economy has bounced.bounce 10%/10p/10 points The Group's shares bounced 20% yesterday as it unveiled its half-year results.
(Definition of bounce verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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