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verb [no object]
bounce back through the air after hitting a hard surface or object:his shot hammered into the post and rebounded across the goal [no object] recover in value, amount, or strength after a previous decrease or decline:NASDAQ rebounded to show a twenty-point gain [no object]
) (of an event or situation) have an unexpected adverse consequence for (someone, especially the person responsible for it):Nicholas’s tricks are rebounding on him
[no object] Basketball gain possession of a missed shot after it bounces off the backboard or basket rim.
(in sporting contexts) a ball or shot that bounces back after striking a hard surface:he blasted the rebound into the net Basketball a recovery of possession of a missed shot. an instance of increasing in value, amount, or strength after a previous decline:they revealed a big rebound in profits for last year [usually as modifier] the recurrence of a medical condition, especially after withdrawal of medication:rebound hypertension