Definition of zing verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    zing

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//zɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//zɪŋ//
     
    (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they zing
    BrE BrE//zɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//zɪŋ//
     
    he / she / it zings
    BrE BrE//zɪŋz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//zɪŋz//
     
    past simple zinged
    BrE BrE//zɪŋd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//zɪŋd//
     
    past participle zinged
    BrE BrE//zɪŋd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//zɪŋd//
     
    -ing form zinging
    BrE BrE//ˈzɪŋɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈzɪŋɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] zing (something) + adv./prep. to move or to make something move very quickly, often with a high whistling sound electrical pulses zinging down a wire
  2. 2[transitive] zing somebody/something (for/on something) (North American English) to criticize somebody strongly
  3. Word Origin early 20th cent.: imitative.
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