rebound

rebound
rebound [ri bound′; ] also, and for vi. 4 & n. usually [, rē′bound΄]
vi.
[ME rebounden < OFr rebondir]
1. to bound back; spring back upon impact with something
2. to reecho or reverberate
3. to leap or spring, as in recovery [his spirits rebounded ]
4. Basketball to seize a REBOUND (n. 2a)
vt.
1. to make bound or spring back
2. to return (a sound)
n.
1. the act or an instance of rebounding; recoil
2. Sports
a) a basketball that bounces off the backboard or basket rim, or a hockey puck that bounds back after an attempted goal
b) a play made by recovering such a rebound
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on the rebound
1. after bouncing off the ground, a wall, etc.
2. immediately after and while reacting strongly to a rejection, as in love

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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