"ricochet" in the noun sense
1. ricochet, carom
a glancing rebound
"ricochet" in the verb 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"
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