verb (used without object)
Origin of gong
Examples from the Web for gong
In 2011, the wires were clogged with stories of a potential Peace Prize gong for Julian Assange.
She was tasked by Kofi Annan to be a United Nations Messenger of Peace, an appropriately meaningless, but distinguished, gong.Jane Goodall’s Troubling, Error-Filled New Book, ‘Seeds of Hope’|Michael Moynihan|March 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When Jagger finally got his gong in 2002, Prince Charles stood in for his mother.
It was high, like a gong, an' it wasn't any too good to hear.The Boy With the U.S. Census|Francis Rolt-Wheeler
He seized the weapon, and impetuously aimed at a heavy Chinese gong across the room, and pulled the trigger several times.Hugo|Arnold Bennett
Below, the horrid clanging of the gong rattled the walls and called on the dead to rise.The Varmint|Owen Johnson
Captain Scott rang one bell on the gong to stop her, and then three more to back her.Asiatic Breezes|Oliver Optic
"It's the bell," said Ashton-Kirk, pointing to the gong at the top of the door frame.Ashton-Kirk, Investigator|John T. McIntyre
British Dictionary definitions for gong
Word Origin for gong
Word Origin and History for gong
c.1600, from Malay gong, probably imitative of its sound when struck. As a verb from 1903.