Definition of boomerang verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

boomerang

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈbuːməræŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbuːməræŋ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they boomerang
BrE BrE//ˈbuːməræŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbuːməræŋ//
 
he / she / it boomerangs
BrE BrE//ˈbuːməræŋz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbuːməræŋz//
 
past simple boomeranged
BrE BrE//ˈbuːməræŋd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbuːməræŋd//
 
past participle boomeranged
BrE BrE//ˈbuːməræŋd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbuːməræŋd//
 
-ing form boomeranging
BrE BrE//ˈbuːməræŋɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbuːməræŋɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] if a plan boomerangs on somebody, it hurts them instead of the person it was intended to hurt synonym backfire Word Origin early 19th cent.: from Dharuk.
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