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Synonyms of bounce in English:


  • 1 the ball hit the ground and bounced
    rebound, spring back, bob, recoil, ricochet, jounce;
    North American carom
  • 2 William bounced down the stairs grinning
  • Phrases

    bounce back

    they haven't knocked out our spirit and we will bounce back
    recover, revive, rally, make a comeback, take a turn for the better, pick up, be on the mend, be on the road to recovery;
    perk up, cheer up, brighten up, become livelier, take heart, be heartened, liven up, take on a new lease of life
    informalbuck up


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  • 1 he caught the ball after a single bounce
    rebound, reflection, ricochet
  • 2 the pitch's uneven bounce deceived the batsman
    resilience, elasticity, give, rebound, recoil
  • 3 she had lost a good deal of her bloom and bounce
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