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bounce

verb
 
 
/baʊns/
BALL [I, T] B2 to hit a surface and then move quickly away, or to make something do this: The ball bounced high into the air.BouncingJumping
JUMP [I] to jump up and down several times on a soft surface: The children loved bouncing on the bed.BouncingJumping
bounce along/around/into, etc to move somewhere in a happy and energetic way: Sarah bounced into the room with a big smile on her face.Energetic and lively
NOT PAY [I, T] If a cheque (= piece of printed paper you write on to pay for things) bounces, or a bank bounces it, the bank will not pay it because there is not enough money in the account.Forms of money and methods of payment
(Definition of bounce verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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