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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.

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

1. becoming stronger or better again Wall Street is on the rebound a day after stock prices plunged to new lows. Improved housing and rising rents are both signs of a community on the rebound.
2. recovering from the recent end of a romantic relationship You're a great guy, but I'm still on the rebound and I'm just not ready to start seeing anyone.
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on the rebound

unhappy and confused because a close, romantic relationship of yours has recently finished She was on the rebound when she met Jack. Six months after Julia left him, he married someone else on the rebound.
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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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With a rebounder trampoline at home, it's easy to get a complete workout, bouncing in front of the TV or outside, enjoying the fresh air.
We use two passers from the point and two rebounders.
The offensive rebounder is generally taught to slide around his defender and go for the board.
It incorporates an option for the rebounder and a read by the shooter.
Scouts rave about his intensity, and even though he won't fill out completely for another two or three years, he's already a tenacious defender and rebounder.
Freshman Nicole Hicks scored 15 points against Santa Maria, and leading scorer and rebounder Gabby Conn added 12.
He's our best perimeter defender, our best rebounder - he's the glue.
Teddy Goetz, Valencia's leading scorer and rebounder, has helped the Vikings win five games in a row and put them in position to win the Foothill League title.
Lancaster High product Deonte Huff is Antelope Valley College's leading scorer and rebounder.
Sophomore Allison Neill (Hart High of Newhall) is the Regals' top rebounder and Alex Mallen (Newbury Park High), who averages 10.
Shipp, UCLA's leading returning rebounder, was scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery today to repair his labrum, but late in the day UCLA announced Shipp was seeking a second opinion.
27, said his expectations for next season would be to primarily serve as a rebounder and shot-blocker.
BASKETBALL: Chad Maclies, the leading scorer and rebounder for Centenary this season, was found dead in his dormitory room in Shreveport, La.
The team includes Larry Nicholas, known as ``gunner,'' as the team's star rebounder and outside shooter; Alex ``Stretch'' Loyles as the three- point shooter; and team co-founder Joseph ``Italian Stallion'' Griffo of Burbank as player-coach.
It seems likely, however, that the Lakers, who are currently 10th in the West, will have to go without their leading rebounder (10.