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bounce back

1. Of an object, to return to its starting point by bouncing. I threw the rubber ball against the wall and caught it when it bounced back to me.
2. Of a person, to recover from a setback. The doctors expect her to bounce back and make a full recovery. Kids are resilient, so I'm sure your daughter will bounce back from that scary incident.
See also: back, bounce

bounce back

 (from something)
1. Lit. [for something] to rebound; [for something] to return bouncing from where it had been. The ball bounced back from the wall. A rubber ball always bounces back.
2. and bounce back (after something) Fig. [for someone] to recover after a disability, illness, blow, or defeat. (See also rebound from something.) She bounced back from her illness quickly. She bounced back quickly after her illness.
See also: back, bounce

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.
See also: back, bounce

bounce back

v.
1. To rebound after striking an object or a surface: I threw the tennis ball at the wall, and it bounced back and hit me on the head.
2. To recover quickly, as from a setback or illness: Although the surgery was difficult, the patient bounced back to good health very quickly.
See also: back, bounce
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"If you look at the way we have bounced back every time.The squad, the staff, everyone gets behind each other and the team spirit we've got will always mean we bounce back from negatives and turn them into positives."
At the beginning of the week, the AUD/NZD bounced back to hit an intraday high of 1.2292, but is steadily losing momentum and should fall back to the downside over the following week.Currency Pair: AUD/NZD Short-Term Bias: Short Chart: 60 Min Charts Analysis At the beginning of the week, the AUD/NZD bounced back to hit an intraday high of 1.2292, but is steadily losing momentum and should fall back to the downside over the following week.
But they bounced back to level the half-time scores at 39-39.
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RICHARD McGRATH, who took a crashing fall from Political Mandate in Grey Abbey's race, bounced back to win the handicap hurdle on 20-1 stablemate Political Sox.
TNT KaTropa bounced back from a sorry defeat to repulse Phoenix Petroleum, 110-103, for its third win in the PBA Governors' Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
When we finished fifth in 2012, we bounced back quickly."
LEE WESTWOOD bounced back from his third-round blip to win golf's Malaysian Open by seven strokes.
Summary: The AUDJPY has bounced back after falling to an intraday low of 81.41 last week, but continues to hold within a wide range between 81.40 and 90.95, and...
TNT bounced back and humbled Phoenix, 110-103, for its third win in the PBA Governors' Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
But we went down by a similar margin to Ospreys and Ulster and we bounced back.
Baxter, who has seen Linfield move to within a point of his league leaders with a game in hand, said: "We were beaten by Linfield a couple of weeks ago and we bounced back from that setback.
The AUDJPY has bounced back after falling to an intraday low of 81.41 last week, but continues to hold within a wide range between 81.40 and 90.95, and may offer profitable opportunities for forex traders.Currency Pair: AUDJPY Short-Term Bias: Short Chart: 15 Min Charts Analysis Update Price action for the aussie-yen continues to hold around 88.91 (78.6% Fib level of 81.40-90.95), and has failed to break above 90.00 once again.
"He looked a safe pair of hands at the weekend and I'm happy he bounced back after what happened at Oakwell."
True enough, Enciso bounced back with a game-high 21 points to lead Phoenix over NLEX Wednesday night, 10 days after making only one field goal in a blowout loss to Rain or Shine.