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English definition of “rebound”

rebound

verb [I] uk   /ˌriːˈbaʊnd/ us  
to bounce back after hitting a hard surface If an action rebounds on you, it does not have the effect you hoped for but has an unpleasant effect on you instead: His continual demands for sympathy rebounded on him because his friends finally stopped listening. to rise in price after a fall: Cotton rebounded from declines early in the day to end at a higher price.

rebound

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈriː.baʊnd/ us  
the act of rebounding: I hit the ball on the rebound (= after it had hit the wall or ground once).
(Definition of rebound from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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