• (RP) IPA: /ɹiˈbaʊnd/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɹibaʊnd/

rebound (plural rebounds)

  1. The recoil of an object bouncing off another.
  2. A return to health or well-being; a recovery.
    I am on the rebound.
  3. An effort to recover from a setback.
  4. (colloquial) A romantic partner with whom one begins a relationship (or the relationship one begins) for the sake of getting over a previous, recently-ended romantic relationship.
  5. (sports) The strike of the ball after it has bounced off a defending player, the crossbar or goalpost.
  6. (basketball) An instance of catching the ball after it has hit the rim or backboard without a basket being scored, generally credited to a particular player.
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rebound (rebounds, present participle rebounding; past and past participle rebounded)

  1. To bound or spring back from a force.
    • Bodies which are absolutely hard, or so soft as to be void of elasticity, will not rebound from one another.
  2. To give back an echo.
  3. (figuratively) To jump up or get back up again.
  4. (transitive) To send back; to reverberate.
    • Silenus sung; the vales his voice rebound, / And carry to the skies the sacred sound.
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  • IPA: /ˈɹibɑʊnd/
  1. Simple past tense and past participle of rebind

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