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zing

1. n. energy; dynamism. Put some zing into this dance number. You wanna put the audience to sleep?
2. tv. to make something penetrate; to shoot or fire something. The kid zinged a paper clip into the wall.
3. tv. to assault someone verbally. She zinged him with another clever remark.

zings

n. the delirium tremens. The old guy was suffering from the zings.
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Louis, where the moment Judy Garland steps on board, she's singing "Zing, zing, zing went my heartstrings" in "The Trolley Song." Whatever the cause, your heartstrings will probably be zinging, too, when one of San Francisco's new-old streetcars glides your way.
Even a single alpha particle zinging through the nucleus of a cell can wreak enough genetic havoc to wipe out the cell.