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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Grammar
-ing-ing /ΙͺΕ‹/ suffix πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 SLGforms the present participle of verbs πŸ”Š They’re dancing. πŸ”Š to go dancing πŸ”Š a dancing bear2 [in uncountable nouns]SLGDO the action or process of doing something πŸ”Š She hates swimming. πŸ”Š No parking.3 [in countable nouns] a) SLGan example of doing something πŸ”Š to hold a meeting b) a product or result of doing something πŸ”Š a beautiful painting4 [in nouns]DOMAKE something used to do something or used for making something πŸ”Š a silk lining πŸ”Š ten metres of curtaining (=cloth for curtains)
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-ingβ€’ a meetingβ€’ underground piping

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