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English definition of “bounce”

bounce

noun [C or U]     /baʊns/
the act of bouncing, or the quality that makes something able to bounce: In tennis you must hit the ball before its second bounce.figurative This shampoo will give your hair bounce (= make it look attractively thick) and shine.BouncingJumping
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