bounce back phrasal

bounce back phrasal
verb (I) to feel better quickly or become successful again after having a lot of problems: In spite of the difficulties we always managed to bounce back. | Becker bounced back in the second set. 2 noun
1 (C) the action of moving up and down on a surface: Try to catch the ball on the second bounce.
2 (U) 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.
3 (U) a lot of energy: The dog has a shiny coat and is full of bounce.
4 (U) hair that has bounce is in very good condition and goes back to its shape if you press it

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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