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zing

zing

 
pronunciation:
zIng
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: energetic qualities; liveliness; vitality.
The actors had zing, but the script was dull.
similar words:
dash, energy, vitality, zip
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: zinged, zinging, zings
definition: to move swiftly with a sharp, shrill sound.
The bullet zinged past his head.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: (informal) to attack verbally; criticize harshly or sharply.
The candidates often try to zing each other in presidential debates.