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English noun: bounce

1. bounce (attribute) the quality of a substance that is able to rebound


Synonymsbounciness


Broader (hypernym)elasticity, snap

2. bounce (act) a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards


Synonymsbound, leap, leaping, saltation, spring


Broader (hypernym)jump, jumping


Narrower (hyponym)caper, capriole, pounce

3. bounce (event) rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)


Synonymsbouncing


Broader (hypernym)backlash, rebound, recoil, repercussion


English verb: bounce

1. bounce (motion) spring back; spring away from an impact


SamplesThe rubber ball bounced.
These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide.


Synonymsbound, rebound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, spring, take a hop


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)bound, jump, leap, spring


Narrower (hyponym)bound off, carom, kick, kick back, recoil, skip

2. bounce (contact) hit something so that it bounces


SamplesBounce a ball.


ExamplesThe children bounce the ball


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hit


Narrower (hyponym)bounce out

3. bounce (motion) move up and down repeatedly


ExamplesThe balls bounce , These balls bounce easily


Synonymsjounce


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

4. bounce (possession) come back after being refused


SamplesThe check bounced.


ExamplesThe checks bounce


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)return


Verb groupbounce


Antonymsclear

5. bounce (motion) leap suddenly


SamplesHe bounced to his feet.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)bound, jump, leap, spring

6. bounce (possession) refuse to accept and send back


SamplesBounce a check.


ExamplesThe banks bounce the check


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)decline, pass up, refuse, reject, turn down


Causebounce


Verb groupbounce

7. bounce (contact) eject from the premises


SamplesThe ex-boxer's job is to bounce people who want to enter this private club.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)boot out, chuck out, eject, exclude, turf out, turn out









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