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



    BrE BrE//ˈriːbaʊnd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈriːbaʊnd//
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  1. 1(sport) a ball that hits something and bounces back Podolski headed the rebound into the net.
  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 See related entries: Basketball
  3. 3(business) a positive reaction that happens after something negative There are signs of an economic rebound.
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French rebondir, from re- ‘back’ + bondir ‘bounce up’.Idioms while you are sad and confused, especially after a relationship has ended Paul left her and three months later she married Angus on the rebound. They first met when he was on the rebound from a broken relationship.
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