- Energy, enthusiasm, or liveliness: he was expected to add some zing to the lackluster teamMore example sentences
- ‘Music is what we understand, music is what we care about and music is what adds zing to our life,’ the duo point out.
- Plenty of other top coaches are ready and waiting to add some movie-star zing to your serve this winter, at resorts from the Algarve to Antigua.
- Guthrie is convinced her marriage to Irion adds zing to their singing.
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- 1Move swiftly: he could send an arrow zinging through the airMore example sentences
- A bullet zinged past my leg through the water, followed by another.
- The air was zinging with the electrical charge, and it actually smelled scorched.
- There must be bad karma zinging around the world like a pinball hitting bumpers.
- 1.1 [with object] North American Attack or criticize sharply: he zinged the budget deal in interviews with journalistsMore example sentences
- Bozell zings him for ignoring the content-analysis work he and other conservatives have done.
- Some of this will involve zinging the president for misstatements he made or knocking him for other similar missteps.
- I wouldn't be picking on the French if they didn't take such delight in zinging the United States.
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- Try to avoid putting flame bright colours next to wishy-washy pink, or vice versa, but don't be afraid to mix bright colours in zingy combinations.
- The chef's salad was mostly iceberg lettuce - depressing in the winter, but a cooling crunch in the summer - with a zingy vinaigrette.
- We can't repackage politics in a zingy way to make it more interesting to young people if they're not interested.
early 20th century: imitative.