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We saw an interesting headline today on People.com:

“Can Chris Brown Make a Rebound?”

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What comes to your mind?

Here’s what came to ours:

chris brown rebound

What does rebound mean to you? Here’s our word of the day …

rebound. verb (used without object)

  • to bound or spring back from force of impact.
  • to recover, as from ill health or discouragement.
  • Basketball. to gain hold of rebounds: a forward who rebounds well off the offensive board. 

rebound. verb (used with object)

  • to cause to bound back; cast back.
  • Basketball. to gain hold of (a rebound): The guard rebounded the ball in backcourt. 

rebound. noun

  • the act of rebounding; recoil.
  • Basketball.  a.  a ball that bounces off the backboard or the rim of the basket. b. an instance of gaining hold of such a ball.
  • Ice Hockey. a puck that bounces off the gear or person of a goalkeeper attempting to make a save.

rebound. Idiom

  • on the rebound, a. after bouncing off the ground, a wall, etc.: He hit the ball on the rebound.  b. after being rejected by another: She didn’t really love him; she married him on the rebound. 

Source: dictionary.com

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