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RICOCHET (ricochetted, ricochetting)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ricochet mean? 

RICOCHET (noun)
  The noun RICOCHET has 1 sense:

1. a glancing rebound

  Familiarity information: RICOCHET used as a noun is very rare.


RICOCHET (verb)
  The verb RICOCHET has 1 sense:

1. spring back; spring away from an impact

  Familiarity information: RICOCHET used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RICOCHET (noun)


Sense 1ricochet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A glancing rebound

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

carom; ricochet

Hypernyms ("ricochet" is a kind of...):

backlash; rebound; recoil; repercussion (a movement back from an impact)


RICOCHET (verb)


Sense 1ricochet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Spring back; spring away from an impact

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

ricochet; take a hop; rebound; bounce; resile; spring; recoil; bound; reverberate

Context examples:

The rubber ball bounced / These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide

Hypernyms (to "ricochet" is one way to...):

bound; jump; leap; spring (move forward by leaps and bounds)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "ricochet"):

kick; kick back; recoil (spring back, as from a forceful thrust)

bound off; skip (bound off one point after another)

carom; glance (rebound after hitting)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


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