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Verb: bounce  bawn(t)s
  1. Move back in a roughly opposite direction after an impact
    "The rubber ball bounced";
    - resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet
  2. Hit something so that it bounces
    "bounce a ball"
  3. Move up and down repeatedly
    - jounce
  4. Come back after being refused
    "the check bounced"
  5. Leap suddenly
    "He bounced to his feet"
  6. Refuse to accept and send back
    "bounce a check"
  7. [informal] Eject from the premises
    "The ex-boxer's job is to bounce people who want to enter this private club"
  8. [Brit, informal] Put pressure on someone (to do something)
    - pressurize, pressurise [Brit], lean on [informal]
Noun: bounce  bawn(t)s
  1. The quality of a substance that is able to rebound
    - bounciness
  2. A light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
    - leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound
  3. Rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)
    - bouncing
  4. An email returned with an error

Derived forms: bounces, bounced, bouncing

Type of: backlash, boot out [informal], bound, chuck out, decline, eject, elasticity, exclude, go, hit, jump, jumping, leap, locomote, move, pass up, rebound, recoil, refuse, reject, repercussion, return, snap, spring, travel, turf out [Brit, informal], turn down, turn out

Antonym: clear

Encyclopedia: Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll