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Definition of rebound verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    rebound

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//rɪˈbaʊnd//
     
    , NAmE//ˈribaʊnd//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rebound
     
    he / she / it rebounds
     
    past simple rebounded
     
    -ing form rebounding
     
     
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  1. 1 [intransitive] rebound (from/off something) to bounce back after hitting something The ball rebounded off the rim and Schultz dunked it in.
  2. 2[intransitive] rebound (on somebody) (formal) if something that you do rebounds on you, it has an unpleasant effect on you, especially when the effect was intended for someone else synonym backfire
  3. 3[intransitive] (business) (of prices, etc.) to rise again after they have fallen synonym bounce back Share prices rebounded after Friday's losses.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: rebound

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