ricochet - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/ˈrɪkəʃeɪ/
present tense
I/you/we/theyricochet
he/she/itricochets
present participlericocheting
past tensericocheted
past participlericocheted
  1. if a moving object ricochets, it hits a surface at an angle and immediately moves away from it at a different angle
    ricochet off:

    The ball ricocheted off a rock and hit him on the shoulder.