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ping (one)

To send one a message, typically to ask them a question or to get their attention. Let me ping Martin and figure out what time he's coming to the party. Sorry, I didn't that you'd pinged me on Skype until a few hours later.
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ping-pong diplomacy

A term applied to the start of improved relations between the US and the People's Republic of China in the early 1970s, so named because of the US Table Tennis team's acceptance of an invitation to visit China. (Relations between the US and China had been strained since Communist leader Mao Zedong's rise to power in 1949.) Silly though it may sound now, ping-pong diplomacy really had a big role in precipitating President Nixon's landmark visit to China in 1972.
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ping someone

tv. to get someone’s attention, via computer or otherwise. I saw her on the other side of the room and pinged her.
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The smart pharmacy pilot shop will be equipped with a variety of basic monitoring smart hardware, which will collect the resources shared from Ping An Good Doctor's internet hospitals, in-house medical team and internet healthcare traffic portals.
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They are accepted in cities and remote villages, and you can buy anything from plane tickets to fruit on the side of the road,' Ping said, adding that in 2016 the fast-rising type of transaction hit $24 trillion.
The area will host a number of ping pong tables where passers-by can pick up a bat and have a game.
But the Filipina ace toughened up and hit her approach shot to within 12 feet then drilled in the putt that completely stunned Ping, who flubbed her own birdie-putt from six feet, paving the way for Martirez's victory.
Closer home, in May, Axis Bank launched Ping Pay, a multi-social payment application that one can use to send or ask money via WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, email or SMS.
As well as free-play, each ping pong table features Random Acts of Ping Pong - a varied programme of master classes, competitions and activities.
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The ping on the adversary's racket signals the ball's expected arc, speed, the strength of topspin or backspin.
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Let our ping-pong selected judges set up ping pong balls with the name of each lawyer appearing for an oral argument--or trial conclusions--and rule in favor of the random selected ping pong ball whose lawyer's name is prominently displayed thereon.
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