- Make a ringing sound: cash registers were dinging softlyMore example sentences
- Ding, ding, ding, The ring rang out across the school grounds and all the students raced to the door to get to their lockers first, along with Loan and Tobias.
- If I don't take the food out two minutes after the bell goes ‘ding’, it dings at me again, and louder!
- My Super Duper Creep Detection Sense was dinging like crazy.
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- Used to imitate a metallic ringing sound resembling a bell.More example sentences
- The Wicked Witch - ding, dong - isn't dead anymore.
- ‘Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner’ she said with a coy smile.
- Ding, ding - it was a pity her brother wasn't here to ring the bell.
early 17th century: imitative.
noun• informal , chiefly North American
- A deliberate or accidental blow, especially a mark or dent on the bodywork of a car, boat, or other vehicle.More example sentences
- You stop the dents and the dings in your own garage, but what about in the parking lot?
- All right, so the question is, as this data continues to flow in, and engineers are assessing what sort of dings and dents might have occurred, many reporters are asking the question, how serious is it?
- And with the exception of a few dings and dents, it looks pretty much the way it did when it rolled off the line on July 11, 1960.
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- 1Dent (something).More example sentences
- ‘They were dinged up a lot last year, and they were really good,’ says one SEC offensive coordinator.
- A piece of concrete scratched one line officer, and a tiny fragment of lead from the 200 gr. bullet dinged the chin of an adjacent shooter.
- The windshield of my old car got dinged by hail once, but that's it.
- 1.1Hit (someone), especially on the head: I dinged him oneMore example sentences
- And so you just ding the enemies to death, and they're dumb enough to let you do it.
- Nothing spectacular but the Saints managed just two good runs over the middle of the line even though Martin was dinged in the third quarter.
- If a receiver tips or deflects the ball and a player from the opposing team catches it, it's the quarterback who gets dinged while the receiver gets away unscathed.
- 1.2Criticize, injure, or penalize (someone): agents who stayed on a call too long got dingedMore example sentences
- I mean, I was on my way home from school, what were they going to ding me for?
- I got a few minors, and was amused to note that I'd been dinged both for being a bit hesitant and for not being hesitant enough at various points.
- I think I did that in my first paper and got an A, so I'm loathe to change too much from my ‘winning formula’ but I don't want to get dinged for it.
Middle English: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare with Danish dænge 'beat, bang'.