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bounce

[ bouns ]SEE DEFINITION OF bounce
  • nounspring
  • verbspring up; rebound
  • verbevict

Synonyms for bounce

  • rebound
  • animation
  • bound
  • dynamism
  • elasticity
  • energy
  • give
  • go
  • life
  • liveliness
  • pep
  • recoil
  • resilience
  • springiness
  • vigor
  • vitality
  • vivacity
  • zip
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Antonyms for bounce

  • apathy
  • enervation
  • idleness
  • inactivity
  • laziness
  • lethargy
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOUNCE

See, I'd get hot and hotter, plase your honour, till I'd bounce!

The tone in which this was spoken was harsh and stentorian, and almost made me bounce.

"Bounce our bombs right into the open end of the hangar," Stan said, grinning.

The mirror is like that plank; it is something that will reflect (bounce) the light directly.

Glass is elastic; you know how you can bounce a glass marble.

If he can see you, you can see him, just as when you bounce the ball to him he can bounce it to you.

Yet you can easily bounce it to your friend and he can bounce it to you.

Then he went again in search of other minds, and this time he knew he would not bounce.

Every curve and jiggle and bounce was engraved forever on his mind.

If you weren't an acolyte, I'd take a poke at you just to see you bounce.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., bounsen "to thump, hit," perhaps from Dutch bonzen "to beat, thump," or Low German bunsen, or imitative; sense probably influenced by bound (v.). Sense of "to bounce like a ball" is from 1510s; the rubber check sense is from 1927. Related: Bounced; bouncing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BOUNCE

animal spirits

nounliveliness
  • bounce
  • energy
  • exuberance
  • frolicsomeness
  • life
  • nervous spirits
  • sportiveness
  • spriteliness
  • vitality
  • vivacity
  • zing
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