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ping

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpingping1 /pɪŋ/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 SOUNDa short high ringing sound 🔊 The microwave goes ping when the food’s ready.
Examples from the Corpus
ping• Ixora batted the ring from his hand, and it fell with a ping into the surrounding flowerbed.• Doubtless a sort of graphite derivative, it should ensure that tuning stays smooth and ping free.• The navigation computer pings like a ready microwave.• Of what use to the mosquito, one may ask, is its ping?• Little pops and sizzles, and the occasional ping.• It missed mostly; when it did score a hit there was a screaming ping and no more.
Related topics: Computers
pingping2 verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive]SOUND to make a short high ringing sound2 [transitive] informal to send an email to someone, telephone them etc 🔊 We'll ping you with confirmation of your booking.3 [transitive] to send a message to a computer, usually in order to find out if a connection is working
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Examples from the Corpus
ping• The man from Forensic arrives, his steel heel-caps pinging across the tarmac.• Noise was muted, telephones pinging daintily against the artificial air.• I was rescued momentarily by the first drops of rain, pinging on the tin roof above us.
From Longman Business Dictionarypingping /pɪŋ/ verb [transitive]COMPUTING1to send a signal in order to find out if another computer is connected to a network or the Internet2informal to send a message to someone by computerIf you see any major problems with this, ping me.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
ping
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyping
he, she, itpings
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypinged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave pinged
he, she, ithas pinged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad pinged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill ping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have pinged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam pinging
he, she, itis pinging
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you, we, theyare pinging
Past
I, he, she, itwas pinging
you, we, theywere pinging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been pinging
he, she, ithas been pinging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been pinging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be pinging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been pinging
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