1. bounce, bouncing, recoil, repercussion, rebound, backlash

usage: rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)


1. bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet, jump, leap, bound, spring

usage: spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

2. bounce, hit

usage: hit something so that it bounces; "bounce a ball"

3. bounce, jounce, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: move up and down repeatedly

4. bounce, return

usage: come back after being refused; "the check bounced"

5. bounce, jump, leap, bound, spring

usage: leap suddenly; "He bounced to his feet"

6. bounce, refuse, reject, pass up, turn down, decline

usage: refuse to accept and send back; "bounce a check"

7. bounce, eject, chuck out, exclude, turf out, boot out, turn out

usage: eject from the premises; "The ex-boxer's job is to bounce people who want to enter this private club"


1. bouncing, healthy (vs. unhealthy)

usage: vigorously healthy; "a bouncing baby"

2. bouncing, bouncy, peppy, spirited, zippy, lively (vs. dull)

usage: marked by lively action; "a bouncing gait"; "bouncy tunes"; "the peppy and interesting talk"; "a spirited dance"

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