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English noun: rebound

1. rebound (event) a movement back from an impact

Synonymsbacklash, recoil, repercussion

Broader (hypernym)motion, movement

Narrower (hyponym)bounce, bouncing, carom, resilience, resiliency, ricochet

2. rebound (act) a reaction to a crisis or setback or frustration

SamplesHe is still on the rebound from his wife's death.

Broader (hypernym)reaction, response

3. rebound (act) the act of securing possession of the rebounding basketball after a missed shot

Broader (hypernym)catch, grab, snap, snatch

Part meronymbasketball, basketball game, hoops

English verb: rebound

1. rebound (motion) spring back; spring away from an impact

SamplesThe rubber ball bounced.
These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide.

Synonymsbounce, bound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, spring, take a hop

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)bound, jump, leap, spring

Narrower (hyponym)bound off, carom, kick, kick back, recoil, skip

2. rebound (change) return to a former condition

SamplesThe jilted lover soon rallied and found new friends.
The stock market rallied.

ExamplesThe stock market is going to rebound , The business is going to rebound


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)go back, recover, recuperate

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