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ding

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verb \ˈdiŋ\

Definition of ding

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to dwell on with tiresome repetition <keeps dinging it into him that the less he smokes the better — Samuel Butler †1902>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to make a ringing sound :  clang

  5. 2 :  to speak with tiresome reiteration



Origin of ding

probably imitative


First Known Use: 1582


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ding

noun

Definition of ding

  1. :  an instance of minor surface damage (as a dent)



Origin of ding

ding to strike, from Middle English dingen


First Known Use: circa 1945


3

ding

verb

Definition of ding

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause minor surface damage to <ding a car door>



1968

First Known Use of ding

1968



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