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ric·o·chet

 (rĭk′ə-shā′, rĭk′ə-shā′)
intr.v. ric·o·cheted (-shād′), ric·o·chet·ing (-shā′ĭng), ric·o·chets (-shāz′)
To rebound at least once from a surface.
n.
The act or an instance of ricocheting.

[French, from Old French, give-and-take.]

ricochet

(ˈrɪkəˌʃeɪ; ˈrɪkəˌʃɛt)
vb, -chets, -cheting (-ˌʃeɪɪŋ) , -cheted (-ˌʃeɪd) , -chets, -chetting (-ˌʃɛtɪŋ) or -chetted (-ˌʃɛtɪd)
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (intr) (esp of a bullet) to rebound from a surface or surfaces, usually with a characteristic whining or zipping sound
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the motion or sound of a rebounding object, esp a bullet
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an object, esp a bullet, that ricochets
[C18: from French, of unknown origin]

ric•o•chet

(ˌrɪk əˈʃeɪ, ˈrɪk əˌʃeɪ; esp. Brit. ˈrɪk əˌʃɛt)

n., v. -cheted (-ˈʃeɪd, -ˌʃeɪd)
-chet•ing (-ˈʃeɪ ɪŋ, -ˌʃeɪ ɪŋ)
or (esp. Brit.) -chet•ted (-ˌʃɛt ɪd)
-chet•ting (-ˌʃɛt ɪŋ) n.
1. the rebound or skip of an object or projectile after it hits a glancing blow against a surface.
v.i.
2. to move in this way.
[1760–70; < French]

ricochet


Past participle: ricocheted
Gerund: ricocheting

Imperative
ricochet
ricochet
Present
I ricochet
you ricochet
he/she/it ricochets
we ricochet
you ricochet
they ricochet
Preterite
I ricocheted
you ricocheted
he/she/it ricocheted
we ricocheted
you ricocheted
they ricocheted
Present Continuous
I am ricocheting
you are ricocheting
he/she/it is ricocheting
we are ricocheting
you are ricocheting
they are ricocheting
Present Perfect
I have ricocheted
you have ricocheted
he/she/it has ricocheted
we have ricocheted
you have ricocheted
they have ricocheted
Past Continuous
I was ricocheting
you were ricocheting
he/she/it was ricocheting
we were ricocheting
you were ricocheting
they were ricocheting
Past Perfect
I had ricocheted
you had ricocheted
he/she/it had ricocheted
we had ricocheted
you had ricocheted
they had ricocheted
Future
I will ricochet
you will ricochet
he/she/it will ricochet
we will ricochet
you will ricochet
they will ricochet
Future Perfect
I will have ricocheted
you will have ricocheted
he/she/it will have ricocheted
we will have ricocheted
you will have ricocheted
they will have ricocheted
Future Continuous
I will be ricocheting
you will be ricocheting
he/she/it will be ricocheting
we will be ricocheting
you will be ricocheting
they will be ricocheting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ricocheting
you have been ricocheting
he/she/it has been ricocheting
we have been ricocheting
you have been ricocheting
they have been ricocheting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ricocheting
you will have been ricocheting
he/she/it will have been ricocheting
we will have been ricocheting
you will have been ricocheting
they will have been ricocheting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ricocheting
you had been ricocheting
he/she/it had been ricocheting
we had been ricocheting
you had been ricocheting
they had been ricocheting
Conditional
I would ricochet
you would ricochet
he/she/it would ricochet
we would ricochet
you would ricochet
they would ricochet
Past Conditional
I would have ricocheted
you would have ricocheted
he/she/it would have ricocheted
we would have ricocheted
you would have ricocheted
they would have ricocheted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ricochet - a glancing reboundricochet - a glancing rebound      
backlash, rebound, recoil, repercussion - a movement back from an impact
Verb1.ricochet - spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
kick back, recoil, kick - spring back, as from a forceful thrust; "The gun kicked back into my shoulder"
bound off, skip - bound off one point after another
carom - rebound after hitting; "The car caromed off several lampposts"
bound, jump, leap, spring - move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"

ricochet

verb
To strike a surface at such an angle as to be deflected:
Translations
يَرْتَد
odrazit se
rikochettere
kimmota
endurkastast
rikošetuoti
trāpīt/atlēkt ar rikošetu
sekmek

ricochet

[ˈrɪkəʃeɪ]
A. N [of stone, bullet] → rebote m
B. VIrebotar (off de)

ricochet

[ˈrɪkəʃeɪ]
nricochet m
viricocher
to ricochet off sth → ricocher sur qch

ricochet

nAbprall m
viabprallen (off von); the stone ricocheted off the waterder Stein hüpfte auf dem Wasser

ricochet

[ˈrɪkəˌʃeɪ]
1. nrimbalzo
2. vi to ricochet (off)rimbalzare (contro)

ricochet

(ˈrikəʃei) past tense, past participle ˈricochetted (-ʃeid) verb
to hit something and bounce away at an angle. The bullet ricocheted off the wall.
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