Rebound



[verb ri-bound, ree-bound; noun ree-bound, ri-bound] /verb rɪˈbaʊnd, ˈriˈbaʊnd; noun ˈriˌbaʊnd, rɪˈbaʊnd/

verb (used without object)
1.
to bound or spring back from force of impact.
2.
to recover, as from ill health or discouragement.
3.
Basketball. to gain hold of rebounds:
a forward who rebounds well off the offensive board.
verb (used with object)
4.
to cause to bound back; cast back.
5.
Basketball. to gain hold of (a rebound):
The guard rebounded the ball in backcourt.
noun
6.
the act of rebounding; recoil.
7.
Basketball.

8.
Ice Hockey. a puck that bounces off the gear or person of a goalkeeper attempting to make a save.
Idioms
9.
on the rebound,

verb (intransitive) (rɪˈbaʊnd)
1.
to spring back, as from a sudden impact
2.
to misfire, esp so as to hurt the perpetrator: the plan rebounded
noun (ˈriːbaʊnd)
3.
the act or an instance of rebounding
4.
on the rebound

v.

late 14c., “to spring, leap,” also “return to afflict” (early 15c.), from Old French rebondir “leap back, resound; repulse, push back,” from re- “back” (see re-) + bondir “leap, bound” (see bound (v.)). Sense of “to spring back from force of impact” is recorded from late 14c. Sports use probably first in tennis; basketball sense is attested from 1914. Related: Rebounded; rebounding.
n.

1520s, in reference to a ball, from rebound (v.). Sense in basketball from 1920 (from 1917 in ice hockey). Meaning “period of reaction or renewed activity after disturbance” is from 1570s.
see: on the rebound

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