rebound

[ verb ri-bound, ree-bound; noun ree-bound, ri-bound ]
/ verb rɪˈbaʊnd, ˈriˈbaʊnd; noun ˈriˌbaʊnd, rɪˈbaʊnd /

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

to cause to bound back; cast back.
Basketball. to gain hold of (a rebound): The guard rebounded the ball in backcourt.

noun


Nearby words

  1. reborn,
  2. reborrow,
  3. rebosa,
  4. reboso,
  5. rebote,
  6. rebound phenomenon,
  7. rebound tenderness,
  8. rebounder,
  9. rebozo,
  10. rebrand

Idioms

    on the rebound,
    1. after bouncing off the ground, a wall, etc.: He hit the ball on the rebound.
    2. after being rejected by another: She didn't really love him; she married him on the rebound.

Origin of rebound

1300–50; Middle English (v.) < Middle French rebondir, equivalent to Old French re- re- + bondir to bound2

Can be confusedrebound redound resound

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British Dictionary definitions for rebound

rebound

verb (rɪˈbaʊnd) (intr)

to spring back, as from a sudden impact
to misfire, esp so as to hurt the perpetratorthe plan rebounded

noun (ˈriːbaʊnd)

the act or an instance of rebounding
on the rebound
  1. in the act of springing back
  2. informalin a state of recovering from rejection, disappointment, etche married her on the rebound from an unhappy love affair

Word Origin for rebound

C14: from Old French rebondir, from re- + bondir to bound ²

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Word Origin and History for rebound
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Idioms and Phrases with rebound

rebound

see on the rebound.

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