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verbo intransitivoricocheted, ricochets, ricocheting
1(bullet) rebotar(bullet) retachar Méxicothe bullet ricocheted off the wall — la bala rebotó en la pared
- Since bullets can ricochet off the water's surface and pose a risk to nearby civilians, water patrol officers almost never fire warning shots.
- Then bullets started ricocheting off the outside of our building.
- This time the bullet ricochets off the stone fireplace behind Deuterium Boy and embeds itself in the piano, causing the figurine to topple off and shatter on the ground.
- Course Manager Col. Bavornrat Maitreeprasat said bullets will frequently ricochet off something nearby or on the shooting range and fall on the course.
- Bullets ricochet off rock surfaces, and broken glass crunches underneath your boots.
- The bullet ricocheted off a lower rib and ripped a lung.
- When I refuse to hand over my confidential patient files, he pulls out a pistol and fires multiple shots at my desk, one bullet ricocheting off my nameplate and embedding itself in my beeper.
- A third officer, PC James Banks, was also shot at, but escaped injury when a bullet ricocheted off his radio harness.
- This, of course, was almost as hazardous to the pilot as to the enemy aircraft, with bullets sometimes ricocheting back at the gunner.
- In the cross fire, a bullet ricocheted off of Torrance's skull, breaking the bone and sending him into shock.
- Bullets can ricochet off water, rocks, trees, metal, and other hard surfaces.
- James and Vassilli realized that their position was entirely too exposed when bullets started ricocheting from underneath the truck.
- The bullet ricocheted, lightly wounding the man in the leg.
- The new mix is wonderfully enveloping with bullets ricocheting and voices echoing around in the cavernous locations when appropriate.
- A third officer, PC James Banks, 26, escaped injury when a bullet ricocheted off his radio belt and the buckle on his baton.
- Bullets ricochet off the armored supply vehicle.
- The ship's only reported mishap came when a coxswain was hit in the neck (but not badly wounded) by a bullet ricocheting off a modern pentathlete's target.
- Lucas instinctively covered his head as the attack endured, the bullets ricocheting against every surface they struck.
- The bullet ricochets off the back of the trapdoor and Gail jerks in terror.
- Ben quickly ducked behind a sturdy looking refrigerator - just as the assassin jammed her finger down on the trigger and sent bullets ricocheting all over the kitchen in screeching showers of sparks.
1the bullet was sent across the street in a ricochet — la bala cruzó la calle de rebote
- he was hit in the leg by a ricochet — una bala le dio de rebote en la pierna
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