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noun British English pronunciation: bounce /baʊns/ 
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singularbounce
pluralbounces
  1. 2
    [uncountable] the quality of being able to bounce or to make other things bounce

    The pitch is in great condition, with plenty of bounce.

  2. 3
    [uncountable] the quality of having a lot of energy and seeming happy and healthy

    She came back full of confidence and bounce.

  3. 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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