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English noun: ricochet

1. ricochet (event) a glancing rebound


Broader (hypernym)backlash, rebound, recoil, repercussion

English verb: ricochet

1. ricochet (motion) spring back; spring away from an impact

SamplesThe rubber ball bounced.
These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide.

Synonymsbounce, bound, rebound, recoil, resile, reverberate, spring, take a hop

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)bound, jump, leap, spring

Narrower (hyponym)bound off, carom, kick, kick back, recoil, skip

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