[ zing ]
/ zɪŋ /
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verb (used without object)

to move or proceed with a sharp singing or whining noise: The cars zinged down the highway.
to move or proceed with speed or vitality; zip.

verb (used with object)

to cause to move with or as with a sharp, singing or whining noise: The pitcher zinged a slider right over the plate.
Slang. to blame or criticize severely: City Hall always gets zinged when crime increases.



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Origin of zing

First recorded in 1910–15; imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for zing

/ (zɪŋ) /

noun informal

a short high-pitched buzzing sound, as of a bullet or vibrating string
vitality; zest


(intr) to make or move with or as if with a high-pitched buzzing sound
C20: of imitative origin
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