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ricochet

Pronunciation: /ˈrɪkəʃeɪ/

Translation of ricochet in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-chets /-ʃeɪz/, -cheting /-ʃeɪɪŋ/, -cheted /-ʃeɪd/)

  • [bullet] rebotar, retachar (Mexico/México) the bullet ricocheted off the wall la bala rebotó or (in Mexico also/en México también) retachó en la pared
    Example sentences
    • Bullets can ricochet off water, rocks, trees, metal, and other hard surfaces.
    • Lucas instinctively covered his head as the attack endured, the bullets ricocheting against every surface they struck.
    • Bullets ricochet off rock surfaces, and broken glass crunches underneath your boots.

noun/nombre

  • the bullet was sent across the street in a ricochet la bala cruzó la calle de rebote or (in Mexico also/en México también) de retacho he was hit in the leg by a ricochet una bala le dio de rebote or (in Mexico also/en México también) de retacho en la pierna

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