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zing

 (zĭng)
n.
A brief high-pitched humming or buzzing sound, such as that made by a swiftly passing object or a taut vibrating string.
v. zinged, zing·ing, zings
v.intr.
1. To make a zing.
2. To move swiftly with or as if with a zing: an arrow zinging toward its target.
3. Informal To be vivacious or lively: a conversation zinging along.
v.tr. Informal
1. To attack verbally; criticize sharply: zing an opponent in a debate.
2. To strike suddenly.

[Imitative.]

zing

(zɪŋ)
n
1. a short high-pitched buzzing sound, as of a bullet or vibrating string
2. vitality; zest
3. informal US a witty remark
vb
4. (intr) to make or move with or as if with a high-pitched buzzing sound
5. (tr) informal US to make a witty remark at the expense of (someone)
[C20: of imitative origin]

zing

(zɪŋ)
n.
1. a sharp singing or whining noise, as of a bullet passing through the air.
2. vitality, animation, or zest.
v.i.
3. to move or proceed with a sharp singing or whining noise.
v.t.
4. to cause to move with or as if with a sharp singing or whining noise.
5. to blame or criticize severely.
[1910–15; imitative]
zing′y, adj.

zing


Past participle: zinged
Gerund: zinging

Imperative
zing
zing
Present
I zing
you zing
he/she/it zings
we zing
you zing
they zing
Preterite
I zinged
you zinged
he/she/it zinged
we zinged
you zinged
they zinged
Present Continuous
I am zinging
you are zinging
he/she/it is zinging
we are zinging
you are zinging
they are zinging
Present Perfect
I have zinged
you have zinged
he/she/it has zinged
we have zinged
you have zinged
they have zinged
Past Continuous
I was zinging
you were zinging
he/she/it was zinging
we were zinging
you were zinging
they were zinging
Past Perfect
I had zinged
you had zinged
he/she/it had zinged
we had zinged
you had zinged
they had zinged
Future
I will zing
you will zing
he/she/it will zing
we will zing
you will zing
they will zing
Future Perfect
I will have zinged
you will have zinged
he/she/it will have zinged
we will have zinged
you will have zinged
they will have zinged
Future Continuous
I will be zinging
you will be zinging
he/she/it will be zinging
we will be zinging
you will be zinging
they will be zinging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been zinging
you have been zinging
he/she/it has been zinging
we have been zinging
you have been zinging
they have been zinging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been zinging
you will have been zinging
he/she/it will have been zinging
we will have been zinging
you will have been zinging
they will have been zinging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been zinging
you had been zinging
he/she/it had been zinging
we had been zinging
you had been zinging
they had been zinging
Conditional
I would zing
you would zing
he/she/it would zing
we would zing
you would zing
they would zing
Past Conditional
I would have zinged
you would have zinged
he/she/it would have zinged
we would have zinged
you would have zinged
they would have zinged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zing - a brief high-pitched buzzing or humming sound; "the zing of the passing bullet"
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
2.zing - the activeness of an energetic personalityzing - the activeness of an energetic personality
activeness, activity - the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically; "the level of activity declines with age"

zing

noun (Informal) vitality, go (informal), life, energy, spirit, dash, pep, zip (informal), animation, vigour, zest, welly (slang), oomph (informal), brio, liveliness, pizzazz or pizazz (informal) He just lacked that extra zing.
Translations

zing

[zɪŋ]
A. N
1. (= noise of bullet) → silbido m, zumbido m
2. (= zest) → gusto m, entusiasmo m
B. VI [bullet, arrow] → silbar
the bullet zinged past his earla bala le pasó silbando cerca de la oreja
the cars zinged pastlos coches pasaron estruendosamente

zing

[ˈzɪŋ] npunch m

zing

(inf)
n
(noise of bullet etc) → Pfeifen nt, → Zischen nt
(= zest)Pfiff m (inf)
vi (bullets)pfeifen, zischen

zing

[zɪŋ] n (fam) → verve f inv
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