Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ricochet

1 sense of ricochet

Sense 1
ricochet, carom -- (a glancing rebound)
       => recoil, repercussion, rebound, backlash -- (a movement back from an impact)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb ricochet

1 sense of ricochet

Sense 1
bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet -- (spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide")
       => jump, leap, bound, 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?")

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