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Definition of ricochet verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive] + adv./prep.Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ricochet
he / she / it ricochets
past simple ricocheted
past simple ricochetted -ing form ricocheting
-ing form ricochetting
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(of a moving object) to hit a surface and come off it fast at a different angle The bullet ricocheted off a nearby wall. The van hit the side of the bridge and ricocheted across the road.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: ricochet

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