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Definition of ding verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ding
    he / she / it dings
    past simple dinged
    -ing form dinging
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  1. 1[intransitive] to make a sound like a bell The computer just dings when I press a key.
  2. 2[transitive] ding something to cause slight damage to a car, etc. I dinged my passenger door.
  3. 3[transitive] ding somebody to hit someone (figurative) My department got dinged by the budget cuts.
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