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English definition of “bounce”

bounce

verb [I or T] (NOT PAY)    /baʊns/ informal
to (cause a cheque to) not be paid or accepted by a bank because there is no money in the account: I had to pay a penalty fee when my cheque bounced. To my horror the bank bounced the cheque.Borrowing, lending and debt
(Definition of bounce verb (NOT PAY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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