1. v. & n.
1. spring back after action or impact.
2 (foll. by upon) (of an action) have an adverse effect upon (the doer).
1. the act or an instance of rebounding; recoil.
2 a reaction after a strong emotion.
Phrases and idioms:
on the rebound while still recovering from an emotional shock, esp. rejection by a lover.
Etymology: ME f. OF rebonder, rebondir (as RE-, BOUND(1)) 2. past and past part. of REBIND.