rebound meaning

[ ri'baund ] Pronunciation:   "rebound" in a sentence
Verb: rebound  'ree`bawnd
  1. Spring back; spring away from an impact
    - bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet 
  2. Return to a former condition
    - rally
Noun: rebound  'ree`bawnd
  1. A movement back from an impact
    - recoil, repercussion, backlash 
  2. A reaction to a crisis or setback or frustration
    "he is still on the rebound from his wife's death" 
  3. The act of securing possession of the rebounding basketball after a missed shot
Verb: rebind (rebound)  ree'bInd
  1. Provide with a new binding
    "The tattered old book is valuable and we need to rebind it"

Derived forms: rebounded, rebounding, rebounds

Type of: bind, bound, catch, go back, grab, jump, leap, motion, movement, reaction, recover, recuperate, response, snap, snatch, spring

Part of: basketball, basketball game, hoops

Encyclopedia: Rebound


Wet shotcrete which bounces off a surface against which it is projected.

verb, noun

verb // [no obj]

to rise, increase or become more active again after a difficult period:

The bank's share price fell sharply to $26 in February, before rebounding to $36 on Thursday.

We believe advertising is rebounding strongly.

The region's economies have rebounded rapidly from the crisis.

noun // [C]

a positive reaction that happens after sth negative:

Investors are looking for a rebound in the manufacturing sector.

a quick/sharp/strong rebound

◆ a modest/slight rebound

◆ to report/show/stage a rebound

n : a spontaneous reaction; esp : a return to a previous state or condition following removal of a stimulus or cessation of treatment ‹withdrawal of antihypertensive medication may lead to a rebound hypertensive crisis —Emergency Medicine

The act of gaining possession of the ball after a missed shot.


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  1. the vibrations accompanying the rebound are the earth quake.
  2. v is the velocity after the gas particle rebounds from the wall.
  3. she quarreled with paul and then married peter on the rebound.
  4. the theory is generally called the elastic rebound theory.
  5. our evil example will rebound upon ourselves.

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