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ricochet

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishricochetric‧o‧chet1 /ˈrɪkəʃeɪ/ verb [intransitive]  HIT/BUMP INTOif a bullet, stone, or other object ricochets, it changes direction when it hits a surface at an anglericochet off Bullets ricocheted off the boulders around him.→ See Verb table
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ricochetAfter ricocheting from one emotional moment to another today, she was now face to face with possible disaster.At one point, laughing, they fired off a couple of rounds, ricocheting the bullets against a wall.I fled to my bedroom, terror, indignation, and confusion ricocheting in me.The distributed mass of ricocheting impulses which form the foundation of intelligence forbid deterministic results for a given starting point.Every day, billions of dollars ricochet around in the globalized economy.What agriculture fires at nature ricochets back, and the injury is great.It looks lovely right up until it ricochets off the backboard.A bullet ricocheted off the rock he was hiding behind.If it travelled up into the skull it might ricochet off the skull table and bed itself in the bone.I heard the shot ricochet, then felt a sudden pain in my leg.ricochet offBullets were ricocheting off the blacktop road no more than 40 feet away.
ricochetricochet2 noun [countable]  HIT/BUMP INTOsomething such as a bullet or a stone that has ricocheted He was hit in the arm by a ricochet.
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ricochetHe heard the clang of metal on metal, and a ricochet whined viciously past his head.He was hit by a ricochet.A few ricochets have made all the difference.Modern fashion writers interpret this hemline ricochet with sociological spins.This ricochet process is normal enough.
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Verb table
ricochet
Simple Form
Present
itricochets
ricochet
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Past
it, theyricocheted
Present perfect
theyhave ricocheted
ithas ricocheted
Past perfect
it, theyhad ricocheted
Future
it, theywill ricochet
Future perfect
it, theywill have ricocheted
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