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Physical ActionPlay
Use 'bounce' to describe the physical motion of objects after impact. SlideThe basketball bounced on the floor and into the hoop.
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Not for all objectsPlay
Objects must be elastic or have some flexibility to 'bounce'; rigid objects don't. SlideA glass jar won't bounce; it'll likely break.
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Metaphorical UsePlay
'Bounce' can metaphorically suggest someone recovering quickly from a setback. SlideAfter failing the test, he bounced back with extra studying.