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boomerang

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

boomerang

verb [I] uk   /ˈbuː.mə.ræŋ/ us  
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.
Translations of “boomerang”
in Spanish bumerán…
in French boomerang…
in German der Bumerang…
in Chinese (Traditional) 回力鏢,回飛棒…
in Russian бумеранг…
in Turkish fırlatıldığında geri gelen hafif kıvrımlı bir tahta, bumerang, fırlatgelsin…
in Chinese (Simplified) 回飞镖,回飞棒…
in Polish bumerang…
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