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boomerang
traditional V-shaped model

boo·mer·ang

 (bo͞o′mə-răng′)
n.
1. A flat, curved, usually wooden missile configured so that when hurled it returns to the thrower.
2. A statement or course of action that backfires.
intr.v. boo·mer·anged, boo·mer·ang·ing, boo·mer·angs
To have the opposite effect from the one intended; backfire.

[Dharuk bumariny.]

boomerang

(ˈbuːməˌræŋ)
n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a curved flat wooden missile of native Australians, which can be made to return to the thrower
2. an action or statement that recoils on its originator
vb
(intr) to recoil or return unexpectedly, causing harm to its originator; backfire
[C19: from a native Australian language]

boo•mer•ang

(ˈbu məˌræŋ)
n.
1. a bent or curved piece of tough wood used by the Australian Aborigines as a throwing club, one form of which can be thrown so as to return to the thrower.
2. something, as a scheme or argument, that does injury to the originator.
v.i.
3. to come back or return, as a boomerang.
4. to cause harm to the originator; backfire.
[1820–30; < Dharuk būmariny]

boomerang


Past participle: boomeranged
Gerund: boomeranging

Imperative
boomerang
boomerang
Present
I boomerang
you boomerang
he/she/it boomerangs
we boomerang
you boomerang
they boomerang
Preterite
I boomeranged
you boomeranged
he/she/it boomeranged
we boomeranged
you boomeranged
they boomeranged
Present Continuous
I am boomeranging
you are boomeranging
he/she/it is boomeranging
we are boomeranging
you are boomeranging
they are boomeranging
Present Perfect
I have boomeranged
you have boomeranged
he/she/it has boomeranged
we have boomeranged
you have boomeranged
they have boomeranged
Past Continuous
I was boomeranging
you were boomeranging
he/she/it was boomeranging
we were boomeranging
you were boomeranging
they were boomeranging
Past Perfect
I had boomeranged
you had boomeranged
he/she/it had boomeranged
we had boomeranged
you had boomeranged
they had boomeranged
Future
I will boomerang
you will boomerang
he/she/it will boomerang
we will boomerang
you will boomerang
they will boomerang
Future Perfect
I will have boomeranged
you will have boomeranged
he/she/it will have boomeranged
we will have boomeranged
you will have boomeranged
they will have boomeranged
Future Continuous
I will be boomeranging
you will be boomeranging
he/she/it will be boomeranging
we will be boomeranging
you will be boomeranging
they will be boomeranging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been boomeranging
you have been boomeranging
he/she/it has been boomeranging
we have been boomeranging
you have been boomeranging
they have been boomeranging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been boomeranging
you will have been boomeranging
he/she/it will have been boomeranging
we will have been boomeranging
you will have been boomeranging
they will have been boomeranging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been boomeranging
you had been boomeranging
he/she/it had been boomeranging
we had been boomeranging
you had been boomeranging
they had been boomeranging
Conditional
I would boomerang
you would boomerang
he/she/it would boomerang
we would boomerang
you would boomerang
they would boomerang
Past Conditional
I would have boomeranged
you would have boomeranged
he/she/it would have boomeranged
we would have boomeranged
you would have boomeranged
they would have boomeranged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boomerang - a curved piece of woodboomerang - a curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower
kiley, kylie - an Australian boomerang; one side flat and the other convex
projectile, missile - a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
2.boomerang - a miscalculation that recoils on its makerboomerang - a miscalculation that recoils on its maker
miscalculation, misestimation, misreckoning - a mistake in calculating
Verb1.boomerang - return to the initial position from where it came; like a boomerang
return - go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before; "return to your native land"; "the professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean"

boomerang

verb rebound, backfire, come home to roost The trick boomeranged, though.

boomerang

verb
To produce an unexpected and undesired result:
Translations
bumerang
boomerang
bumerangi
bumeráng
bumerang
bjúgverpill, búmerang
ブーメラン
bumerangas
bumerangs
bumerang
bumerang
bumerang
bumerang

boomerang

[ˈbuːməræŋ]
A. Nbumerang m
C. VI (fig) (= backfire) → resultar contraproducente, tener el efecto contraproducente al buscado (on para) it boomeranged on himle salió el tiro por la culata

boomerang

[ˈbuːməræŋ]
nboomerang m
vi [action] → faire boomerang
to boomerang on sth → retomber sur qchboom town nville f en plein expansion

boomerang

n (lit, fig)Bumerang m; to have a boomerang effecteinen Bumerangeffekt haben
vi (fig inf, words, actions) → wie ein Bumerang zurückkommen (on zu)

boomerang

[ˈbuːməræŋ]
1. nboomerang m inv
2. vi (fig) → avere effetto contrario
to boomerang on sb → ritorcersi contro qn

boomerang

(ˈbuːməraŋ) noun
a curved piece of wood used by Australian aborigines which, when thrown, returns to the thrower.