verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- a ball that bounces off the backboard or the rim of the basket.
- an instance of gaining hold of such a ball.
Words nearby rebound
Idioms for rebound
- after bouncing off the ground, a wall, etc.: He hit the ball on the rebound.
- after being rejected by another: She didn't really love him; she married him on the rebound.
Origin of rebound
Examples from the Web for rebound
And maybe—just maybe—voter enthusiasm will rebound as a result.Time is Money: How to Fix Outrageous Political Spending|Jim Arkedis|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
More and more Americans have jobs since the economy started to rebound.
Yet, even when rebound sex can add in the short-term to the heartbreak, it may actually have long-term benefits.
A new study confirms that rebound sex is real (of course), but suggests it may delay a post-breakup recovery.
Rebound sex can be more about distracting your heart than entertaining your body.
His movements had the elasticity of the panther; blows seemed to rebound from his body without doing him harm.Snnica|Vicente Blasco Ibez
It was a matter of common experience that gentlemen's hearts were thus caught on the rebound.The Divine Fire|May Sinclair
Moreover, the same amount of money put out in cash instead of time would in many cases have rebound it.Notes on Bookbinding for Libraries|John Cotton Dana
Now came the rebound, and with shaky nerves I had to face discovery and certain punishment.Prester John|John Buchan
By this time, however, the usual influences had begun to work; the moral revulsion had carried far, and the rebound had come.Following the Color Line|Ray Stannard Baker
British Dictionary definitions for rebound
verb (rɪˈbaʊnd) (intr)
- in the act of springing back
- informal in a state of recovering from rejection, disappointment, etche married her on the rebound from an unhappy love affair
Word Origin for rebound
Idioms and Phrases with rebound
see on the rebound.