bounceback

or bounce-back

[ bouns-bak ]
/ ˈbaʊnsˌbæk /

noun

the act or an instance of bouncing back, recovering, or recuperating: Fall sales have experienced a tremendous bounceback.

Origin of bounceback

noun use of verb phrase bounce back

Definition for bounce back (2 of 2)

Origin of bounce

1175–1225; Middle English buncin, bounsen, variant of bunkin, apparently cognate with Dutch bonken to thump, belabor, bonzen to knock, bump
Related formsbounce·a·ble, adjectivebounce·a·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for bounce back (1 of 2)

bounce back


verb

(intr, adverb) to recover one's health, good spirits, confidence, etc, easily after a setback

noun bounce-back

a recovery following a setback

British Dictionary definitions for bounce back (2 of 2)

bounce

/ (baʊns) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for bounce

C13: probably of imitative origin; compare Low German bunsen to beat, Dutch bonken to thump
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Idioms and Phrases with bounce back (1 of 2)

bounce back


Recover quickly, as in She had pneumonia, but she bounced back in less than a week. This expression is a metaphor for the rebound of a ball or some elastic material.

Idioms and Phrases with bounce back (2 of 2)

bounce


In addition to the idioms beginning with bounce

  • bounce around
  • bounce back

also see:

  • get the ax (bounce)
  • more bounce for the ounce
  • that's how the ball bounces
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