boomerang Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"boomerang" in British English

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boomerangnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbuː.mə.ræŋ/
a ​curvedstick that, when ​thrown in a ​particular way, comes back to the ​person who ​threw it

boomerangverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈbuː.mə.ræŋ/
If a ​plan boomerangs, it ​brings a ​harmfulresultinstead 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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boomerangnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbu·məˌræŋ/
a ​curvedstick that, when ​thrown, comes back toward the ​person who ​threw it
(Definition of boomerang from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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