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Definition of rebound verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    rebound

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    verb
    BrE BrE//rɪˈbaʊnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈbaʊnd//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rebound
    BrE BrE//rɪˈbaʊnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈbaʊnd//
     
    he / she / it rebounds
    BrE BrE//rɪˈbaʊndz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈbaʊndz//
     
    past simple rebounded
    BrE BrE//rɪˈbaʊndɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈbaʊndɪd//
     
    past participle rebounded
    BrE BrE//rɪˈbaʊndɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈbaʊndɪd//
     
    -ing form rebounding
    BrE BrE//rɪˈbaʊndɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈbaʊndɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] rebound (from/off something) to bounce back after hitting something The ball rebounded from the goalpost and Podolski headed 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 somebody 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.
  4. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French rebondir, from re- ‘back’ + bondir ‘bounce up’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rebound

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