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bounce

2 noun
     
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1 [countable] the action of moving up and down on a surface:
Try to catch the ball on the second bounce.
2 [uncountable] the ability to move up and down on a surface, or that surface's ability to make something move up and down:
The ball had completely lost its bounce.
a basketball court with good bounce
3 [singular,uncountable] a lot of energy that someone has:
Exercise is great. I feel like there's a new bounce in my step.
4 [uncountable] hair that has bounce is in very good condition and goes back to its shape if you press it:
a brand new styling spray that gives your hair body and bounce

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