bounce

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Verb[change]

Plain form
bounce

Third-person singular
bounces

Past tense
bounced

Past participle
bounced

Present participle
bouncing

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  1. To bounce is to change the direction of motion after hitting an object.
    The tennis ball bounced off the wall.
  2. To bounce is to make something move quickly up and down, or down and up.
    He bounced the child on his knee.
  3. To bounce a check, is to be refused by a bank.

Synonyms[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
bounce

Plural
bounces

  1. A bounce is a change of direction of motion, often after hitting an object.
    The poor bird made a big bounce off my car when we hit each other.
  2. A bounce can also mean movement that is up and down, up and down (repeated).