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verb bounce pronunciation in American English /baʊns/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlebouncing
past tensebounced
past participlebounced
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] if a ball or other object bounces, or if you bounce it, it hits a surface then immediately moves away from it
    The ball bounced twice before hitting the net.
    Hailstones were bouncing off the roof.
    Josh bounced the ball down the street.
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] if a person or vehicle bounces or is bounced, they move up and down as if they are on springs
    She sat bouncing a baby on her knee.
    bounce on/along: The kids love bouncing on the bed.
    Our jeep bounced along the rough track.
    bounce someone/something up and down/around: We were bounced around in the back of the van.
  3. 4
    [intransitive] to move quickly and with a lot of energy, as if you are very happy
    The band came bouncing onto the stage.
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    to leave
    Let's bounce.
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