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-ing

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

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