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rebound relationship

A romantic relationship that one begins, often as a means of distraction, while still recovering from the end of a different relationship. Oh, Peggy doesn't really love that guy—she's just in a rebound relationship so that she doesn't feel so heartbroken about Pat leaving her.

on the rebound

1. Regaining strength or otherwise recovering well from something. Pundits expect the stock market to be on the rebound this week after last week's sudden slide.
2. Experiencing feelings of unhappiness or grief after a romantic relationship has ended. If you want to start a serious relationship with Mindy, don't ask her out now—she's on the rebound and still cries over her breakup every day.
See also: on, rebound

rebound from something

1. Lit. to bounce back from something. The ball rebounded from the wall and hit Randy hard on the elbow. When the ball rebounded from the backboard, it bounced onto the court and Tom tripped on it.
2. Fig. to recover quickly from something. Barbara rebounded from her illness in less than a week. I hope I can rebound from this cold quickly.
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on the rebound

Reacting to or recovering from an unhappy experience, especially the end of a love affair. For example, A month after breaking up with Larry, Jane got engaged to Bob, a classic case of being on the rebound . This metaphoric term, alluding to the bouncing back of a ball, has been used in the present sense since the mid-1800s, although rebound alone had been used figuratively for much longer.
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on the rebound

while still affected by the emotional distress caused by the ending of a romantic or sexual relationship.
See also: on, rebound

on the ˈrebound

while you are sad and confused, especially after a relationship has ended: She married John on the rebound from Geoff. I knew it wouldn’t last.
If a ball rebounds, it bounces back after it has hit a hard surface.
See also: on, rebound
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6,21) However, a small percentage of patients maintained viral suppression (defined as viral load less than 5,000 copies/mL) for up to 3 months (17%) and 1 year (8%) after stopping treatment, and only 1 patient developed drug resistance that required salvage therapy, (21) though viral rebound (HIV RNA greater than 100 copies/mL) was detected within 8 days in the majority of patients.
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They started Thomas as opposed to James Jones, and Thomas had 10points and 11 rebounds in the first half.
Washington out-rebounded USC 64-49, including 32 offensive rebounds.
Thomas is second on the team in scoring and rebounding, averaging nine points and six rebounds.
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