Ding vs Xing - What's the difference?
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From (etyl) dingen, .
(informal) Very minor damage, a small dent or chip.
(colloquial) A rejection.
- I just got my first ding letter.
To sound, as a bell; to ring; to clang.
To hit or strike.
To dash; to throw violently.
- The elevator dinged and the doors opened.
To inflict minor damage upon, especially by hitting or striking.
- to ding the book a coit's distance from him
(colloquial) To fire or reject.
- If you surf regularly, then you're going to ding your board. — BBC surfing Wales [http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/surfing/sites/features/pages/dings.shtml]
(colloquial) To deduct, as points, from another, in the manner of a penalty.
- His top school dinged him last week.
(golf) To mishit (a golf ball).
- My bank dinged me three bucks for using their competitor's ATM.
* ding up
A high-pitched sound of a bell, especially with wearisome continuance.
To make high-pitched sound like a bell.
* Washington Irving
To keep repeating; impress by reiteration, with reference to the monotonous striking of a bell.
* 1884 , Oswald Crawfurd, English comic dramatists :
- The fretful tinkling of the convent bell evermore dinging among the mountain echoes.
(intransitive, colloquial, gaming) To level up
- If I'm to have any good, let it come of itself; not keep dinging' it, ' dinging it into one so.
* ding dong
Romanized from (etyl)
Ancient Chinese vessel with legs and a lid; also called ting.
* x-ing, Xing, X-ing
Primarily used on road signs – see (road crossing). Compare with crossbuck symbol.