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boomerang

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈbuː.mə.ræŋ/
a curved stick that, when thrown in a particular way, comes back to the person who threw it

boomerang

verb [I] uk   us   /ˈbuː.mə.ræŋ/
If a plan boomerangs, it brings a harmful result instead of the intended good one: Our plan to take over the business could boomerang on us if we're not careful.
(Definition of boomerang from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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