Definition of rebound noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1 (sport) a ball that hits something and bounces back Shultz caught the rebound.
  2. 2 (in basketball) the act of catching the ball after a player has thrown it at the basket and has not scored a point Their team leads in rebounds this year.
  3. 3(business) a positive reaction that happens after something negative There are signs of an economic rebound.
  4. Idioms
    on the rebound
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    while you are sad and confused, especially after a relationship has ended Paul left her and three months later she married Andy on the rebound. They first met when he was on the rebound from a broken relationship.
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