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bounce back

[ bouns-bak ]SEE DEFINITION OF bounce back

Synonyms for bounce back

  • overcome
  • rebound
  • recover
  • recuperate
  • echo
  • gain strength
  • get better
  • get over
  • get well
  • mend
  • pull around
  • reflect
  • renew one's strength
  • turn the corner
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Antonyms for bounce back

  • decline
  • deteriorate
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOUNCE BACK

But sometimes they hit a stone, sir, and bounce back a terrible distance!

More marbles would hit against the wood and bounce back than ever went through the little holes.

Air waves do the same thing; when they strike against a flat surface, they bounce back like a rubber ball.

You'd just hit the earth and then bounce back again, but there's no use of talking about that, because it never happened but once.

As soon as they strike the object you are looking at, they reflect (bounce back) from it to your eyes.

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 BACK

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verbhave an opposite effect
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  • recoil
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