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boomerang

boom·er·ang

boomerang

 
pronunciation:
bu m raeng
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a curved wooden club designed to return to the thrower when hurled, used as a hunting weapon by Australian aborigines.
He hurled the boomerang into the air and caught it as it returned.
 
definition 2: a plan or scheme that unexpectedly backfires on its originator.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: boomeranged, boomeranging, boomerangs
definition: to return to or adversely affect the originator, as an actual boomerang or as a scheme that backfires.
similar words:
backfire
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  hunt, weapon