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noun bounce pronunciation in American English /baʊns/
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  1. 1
    [countable] the movement of a ball or other object when it hits a surface and moves away again
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the quality of being able to bounce or to make other things bounce

    a shampoo that gives your hair added shine and bounce

  3. 3
    [uncountable] the quality of having a lot of energy and seeming happy and healthy

    She came back full of confidence and bounce.

  4. 4
    [singular] business a quick increase in prices after they have fallen to a low level

    After the 1987 stock market crash, there was a 142-point bounce.


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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