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

     

    ding

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//dɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪŋ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ding
    BrE BrE//dɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪŋ//
     
    he / she / it dings
    BrE BrE//ˈdɪŋz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪŋz//
     
    past simple dinged
    BrE BrE//ˈdɪŋd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪŋd//
     
    past participle dinged
    BrE BrE//ˈdɪŋd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪŋd//
     
    -ing form dinging
    BrE BrE//ˈdɪŋɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪŋɪŋ//
     
     
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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 (North American English) to cause slight damage to a car, etc. I dinged my passenger door.
  3. 3[transitive] ding somebody (North American English) to hit somebody (figurative) My department got dinged by the budget cuts.
  4. Word Originverb sense 1 early 17th cent.: imitative. verb senses 2 to 3 Middle English: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare with Danish dænge ‘beat, bang’
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