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Definition of rebound verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , 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 (from something) Share prices rebounded after Friday's losses.
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