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re·bound 1

 (rē′bound′, rĭ-)
v. re·bound·ed, re·bound·ing, re·bounds
1. To spring or bounce back after hitting or colliding with something.
2. To recover, as from depression or disappointment.
3. To reecho; resound.
4. Basketball To retrieve and gain possession of the ball as it bounces off the backboard or rim after an unsuccessful shot.
1. To cause to rebound.
2. Basketball To gain possession of (the ball) off the backboard or rim.
n. (rē′bound′, rĭ-bound′)
1. A springing or bounding back; a recoil.
a. Sports A rebounding or caroming ball or hockey puck, especially coming off of a goalie who has blocked a shot.
b. Basketball The act or an instance of taking possession of a rebounding ball.
3. A quick recovery from or reaction to disappointment or depression: He is on the rebound following a tumultuous breakup.

[Middle English rebounden, from Old French rebondir : re-, re- + bondir, to leap; see bound1.]

re·bound′er n.

re·bound 2

Past tense and past participle of rebind.
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(Individual Sports, other than specified) a type of small circular trampoline used for low controlled bouncing as a form of exercise
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