ricochet off ((of) someone or something)

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ricochet off ((of) someone or something)

To rebound at great speed off of some person or thing. The cork went flying out of the bottle of champagne and ricocheted off my Dad in the middle of his speech. He fired at the criminal's vehicle, but the bullet ricocheted off and hit a pedestrian instead. Pieces of shrapnel were ricocheting off of the walls around where the bomb went off.
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ricochet off something

[for some rapidly moving object, such as a bullet] to bounce off something at an angle. The bullet ricocheted off the wall and struck the gunman. Bullets were ricocheting off the walls from all angles.
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And 16 balls later with only two runs added, debutant right-hander Shamarh Brooks departed for 11 when he edged a cut at left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja and was caught at slip by Ajinkya Rahane after the ball ricocheted off wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant.
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Andre Russel peppered a barrage of short pitch deliveries to the batsmen while the one bouncer hit him and ricocheted off his body to the stumps.
But instead of facing up to his man, the England international turned his back to play, and the ball ricocheted off his ankle en route to goal.
The first saw a long diagonal ball find a Hermes striker on the penalty spot and his turn and shot ricocheted off the woodwork.
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The bullet ricocheted off a wall and two fragments hit the boy killing him instantly.
Unfortunately, the ball did notclearthe root, ricocheted off the tree root, and struck the member In the right eye.
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Only the woodwork denied Newport's Conor Washington on 58 minutes as he waltzed his way into the Robins' box and his effort, which beat the home keeper Scott Brown, ricocheted off the post.
With eight minutes left of a tense game, Clemence's shot ricocheted off Morten Bisgaard and spun past Lee Grant via the post.