- 2 [with object] Australian /NZ • informal Hit or punch (someone): the publican gives young Annie Lang a pat on the bottom but she dongs him a beautyMore example sentences
- ‘In your dreams’ she stated superiorly and picked up the pillow, donging him over the head with it.
- She shouted and she donged him on the head.
- I realised I had actually made it when, a few weeks back, I was donged on the head by a film crew's sound man as it was chasing me down the corridor.
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- 1The deep, resonant sound of a large bell.More example sentences
- Annabelle finished the sonnet with one soft rippling sound on the higher notes and then a single dong of two of the lowest.
- He suddenly awoke when he heard 3 dongs of the town's bell that meant trouble.
- We lay for a while before starting breakfast, warm in our bags, savouring the view and at the same time listening to the donging reverberations of a bellbird calling his good-morning song.
- 2Australian /NZ A blow; a punch.More example sentences
- Or what about his three-run dong against Atlanta earlier this year in a crucial game for first place?
late 16th century: imitative.
- The basic monetary unit of Vietnam, equal to 100 xu.More example sentences
- For example, in Vietnam, $1 equals 15,700 dong.
- According to the report, he said the project will cost about 82 billion dong (5.85 million dollars) and will be covered by the budgets of the central and local governments.
- In December, Vietnam will host the 22nd version of the South-East Asian Games, which is exacted to cost Vietnam about 411 billion dong.
from Vietnamese dông 'coin'.