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boomerang

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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boomerangboo‧me‧rang1 /ˈbuːməræŋ/ noun [countable]  DLOa curved stick that flies in a circle and comes back to you when you throw it, first used in Australia
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boomerangConflicts that hurt others can have a boomerang effect if management senses productivity has been lowered. 2.Hey, who needs Dad when you have a boomerang?Holthouse says he perceived that something connected the lights in a boomerang shape.I have read, or television has told me, about parts of space where the manmade boomerangs fly.Diets work for some Numerous studies show both the failure rates of boomerang diets and an inherited susceptibility to obesity.
boomerangboomerang2 verb [intransitive]  EFFECTIVEif a plan or action boomerangs on someone, it affects them badly instead of affecting the person who it was intended to affect syn backfire→ See Verb table
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boomerangSometimes, however, novel ideas can boomerang.As passer-by Jane King dashed to help, the rogue car boomeranged backwards - and knocked her down.The scheme boomeranged in both countries.The victims' demand for capital punishment has boomeranged on them, provoking sympathy for the person they most abhor.Developing a close relationship with your students can boomerang - you may lose their respect.
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Verb table
boomerang
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyboomerang
he, she, itboomerangs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyboomeranged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave boomeranged
he, she, ithas boomeranged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad boomeranged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill boomerang
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have boomeranged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam boomeranging
he, she, itis boomeranging
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you, we, theyare boomeranging
Past
I, he, she, itwas boomeranging
you, we, theywere boomeranging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been boomeranging
he, she, ithas been boomeranging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been boomeranging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be boomeranging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been boomeranging
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