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rebound

re·bound

rebound

 
 
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
on the rebound
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part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: rih baUnd
inflections: rebounded, rebounding, rebounds
definition 1: to bounce or leap back or away after hitting something.
The ball rebounded from the wall.
synonyms:
bounce, bounce back, recover
similar words:
boomerang, bound, carom, glance, kick, rally, recuperate, reflect, ricochet, skip, spring
definition 2: to recover, as from a loss or depression.
After a bad year, our earnings have rebounded nicely.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: rih baUnd
definition: to cause to bounce back or away.
similar words:
bounce, deflect, kick, reflect, return, ricochet
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: ri baUnd
definition 1: an act or instance of rebounding.
With the rebound of the business, it was possible to give pay raises and even hire more workers.
synonyms:
bounce, bound
similar words:
carom, deflection, glance, kick, kickback, reflection, ricochet, skip
definition 2: in basketball, the ball's bounce off the backboard or rim after a missed shot, or the act of catching the ball after its bounce.
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phrase: on the rebound