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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
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.
1. To attack verbally; criticize sharply: zing an opponent in a debate.
2. To strike suddenly.
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1. a short high-pitched buzzing sound, as of a bullet or vibrating string
2. vitality; zest
3. informal US a witty remark
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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Past participle: zinged
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|Noun||1.||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 personality|
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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.
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zing[ˈzɪŋ] n → punch m
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zing[zɪŋ] n (fam) → verve f inv
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