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 while he was disappointed not to have bowled the fastest delivery of the day - Mark Wood surpassed his best with a 95.6mph thunderbolt, the quickest seen at the World Cup so far - his dismissal of Soumya Sarkar was the most eye-catching moment (below), the ball ricocheting off the stumps and going for a straight six behind the wicket.
He then went back up the hill and took back up the hill and took control of one of the machine guns, with bullets ricocheting off its machine guns, with bullets ricocheting off its frame, before running down again, drawing enemy fire and helping regain the initiative.
The Hamburg striker opened the scoring with a third-minute header and then after Everton's Nikica Jelavic had cancelled out Sean St Ledger's 19th-minute equaliser, saw his second-half attempt come back off the post and end up in of the net after ricocheting off unfortunate keeper Shay Given.
AFPsaid the bullets had hit an industrial area of the kibbutz, with one ricocheting off the pavement and into a car windscreen,and the second hitting a mattress factory.
AN ELDERLY motorist was treated in hospital for facial injuries after ricocheting off a speed bump and hitting a garden wall.
The bullet that killed him after ricocheting off a parked car is thought to have been fired by a Croxteth teenager and was meant for a rival gang member from Norris Green.
Kubica careered into a wall, bounced off and barrel-rolled back across the track, eventually coming to a halt after ricocheting off a barrier.
This essential structural fact accounts for the distinctive temporality within his paintings, their sense of endless animation, which has nothing to do with the illusion of movement and everything to do with our glance ricocheting off the picture's elements in a futile attempt to fix them in time and place.
His effort hit the post before ricocheting off the back of keeper Paul Bastock and crossing the line.
The vehicle veered along the road, ricocheting off a parapet, she added.
For years, Streb has sent her dancers hurtling through space and ricocheting off trampolines in an effort to battle gravity and break with the confines of modem dance.
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It's a question that echoes and reechoes across oceans and continents, bounding and ricocheting off the walls of the blood-spattered centuries.
And what visitor to the high country in the fall has not felt his skin prickle at the eerie sound of a bull elk's mating bugle ricocheting off the ridges?
Glenavon were almost ahead early doors when Mark Sykes' dangerous cross hit the woodwork after ricocheting off a Swifts defender.