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      vb   tr  
1    to spring back, as from a sudden impact  
2    to misfire, esp. so as to hurt the perpetrator  
the plan rebounded     
3    the act or an instance of rebounding  
4    on the rebound  
a    in the act of springing back  
b    Informal   in a state of recovering from rejection, disappointment, etc.  
he married her on the rebound from an unhappy love affair     
     (C14: from Old French rebondir, from re- + bondir to bound2)  

elastic rebound  
      n     (Geology)   a theory of earthquakes that envisages gradual deformation of the fault zone without fault slippage until friction is overcome, when the fault suddenly slips to produce the earthquake  
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1    bounce, recoil, resound, return, ricochet, spring back  
2    backfire, boomerang, misfire, recoil  
3    bounce, comeback, kickback, repercussion, return, ricochet  

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