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verb as in rebound

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It was an idea that ricocheted around liberal blogs and talk radio outlets.

Instead of hitting the soldiers, the stone ricocheted off of the Wall.

But the news that Spain would accept a bailout ricocheted to Wall Street, which in response saw its best week of the year.

The funny thing is, the shot that Google fired at Facebook seems to have ricocheted and hit the wrong target.

The news ricocheted around the world, as does just about any story, tidbit, whisper or rumor involving Angelina Jolie.

A bullet struck the fuselage and ricocheted past his ear; another ripped a hole in the canvas of his wing.

One of the tiny slugs stung through my calf and ricocheted down the passage.

Once, a stray shell burst several hundred yards away and a flying crumb of masonry fell in the nave and ricocheted a moment.

The shot struck a rock not far in front, and of the whole charge some ten pellets had ricocheted back and hit Evelyn in the face.

He reminded one much of a billiard ball in the way he bounced, collided and ricocheted amongst taller men.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ricocheted, such as: bounce back, deflect, return, recoil, backfire, and boomerang.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.