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Definition of ping verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ping
    he / she / it pings
    past simple pinged
    -ing form pinging
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] ping (something) to make a short, high, ringing sound; to make something produce this sound
  2. 2[intransitive] (of a car engine) to make knocking sounds because the fuel is not burning correctly
  3. 3[transitive] ping something to test whether an Internet connection is working by sending a signal to a computer and waiting for a reply
  4. 4[transitive] ping something (to somebody) (informal) to send an e-mail or a text message to someone I'll ping it to you later.
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