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"rebound" in British English

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reboundverb [I]

uk   us   /ˌriːˈbaʊnd/
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 ​unpleasanteffect on you ​instead: His ​continualdemands for ​sympathy rebounded on him because his ​friendsfinallystoppedlistening. to ​rise in ​price after a ​fall: Cotton rebounded from ​declines early in the ​day to end at a ​higherprice.

reboundnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈriː.baʊnd/
the ​act of rebounding: I ​hit the ​ball on the rebound (= after it had ​hit the ​wall or ​groundonce). in ​sports, a ​ball or puck (= ​small, round, hard ​object used in ​icehockey) that ​becomesavailable after an ​unsuccessfulattempt to ​score, or an ​occasion when this ​happens in ​basketball, an ​occasion when a ​playersuccessfully gets the ​ball after a shot (= ​attempt to ​score) has been ​missed: Over three ​games he ​averaged 14.0 ​points and 8.7 rebounds.
(Definition of rebound from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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reboundverb [I]

 us   /ˈri·bɑʊnd, rɪˈbɑʊnd/
to ​return to an ​earlier and ​bettercondition; ​improve: Older ​athletesfind it ​harder to rebound from ​injuries. If a ​ball or other ​object rebounds, it ​bounces back after ​hitting a hard ​surface.
rebound
noun [C/U]  us   /ˈri·bɑʊnd/
[U] The ​artist is on the rebound from his midcareer ​slump.
(Definition of rebound from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"rebound" in Business English

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reboundverb [I]

uk   us   /rɪˈbaʊnd/
FINANCE if ​prices, ​shares, etc. rebound, they ​increase in ​value again after a ​period when they were going down in ​value: Cotton rebounded from ​declines early in the day to end at a ​higherprice. Shares rebounded 18p to 379p yesterday.rebound from $18/6.5p/2.6% etc. The ​groupposted a ​profit last ​year of $24.8 million, rebounding from a ​loss of $10.9 million the previous ​year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ​slid as much as 53.64 to 5594.01, before rebounding to 5616.21.
ECONOMICS if an ​economy or a ​businessactivity rebounds, it ​improves after a difficult ​period of ​time: Tourism in the ​region is expected to rebound after last year's disastrous ​oil spill. Consumer ​confidence rebounded ​sharply in July, according to new ​figuresreleased last week.the economy/sales/business rebounds Since the most recent ​downturn, the ​economy has rebounded, with ​unemployment below ​average.rebound from sth Shares have been ​rising for weeks amid ​speculation that the ​market for 18-wheel ​trucks is rebounding from a ​slump.

reboundnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈriːbaʊnd/
ECONOMICS an ​improvement in an ​economy or ​businessactivity after a difficult ​period of ​time: Central ​bankers are still looking for signs of a rebound in a faltering ​economy. The ​groupreported a ​strong rebound inprofitability in the first ​quarter.a rebound from sth Commodities ​markets are ​currentlystaging a rebound from recent ​heavylosses. a sharp/​strong/significant/​small rebound an economic/​technical/​market rebound
be on the rebound to be ​increasing in ​value or ​improving after being ​low or not very good: Sales and ​membership are on the rebound again, since ​registrationprocedures were simplified two ​years ago. February ​spending was on the rebound from a ​depressed January, when ​incomesfell a ​revised 0.5% instead of 0.4% amid severe ​weatherconditions.
(Definition of rebound from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rebound”
in Spanish rebotar…
in Vietnamese nẩy lại…
in Malaysian melantun…
in Thai สะท้อนกลับ…
in French rebondir…
in German zurückprallen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 弹回, 反弹, 跳回…
in Turkish çarpıp geri gelmek, çarpıp/vurup sekmek…
in Russian отскакивать…
in Indonesian melenting…
in Chinese (Traditional) 彈回, 反彈, 跳回…
in Polish odbijać się…
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