sing

sing
sing
W2S1 [sıŋ ] v past tense sang [sæŋ] past participle sung [sʌŋ]
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1¦(with your voice)¦
2¦(birds)¦
3¦(high noise)¦
4 sing somebody's praises
5 sing a different tune
6 be singing from the same hymn sheet/book
7¦(give information)¦
Phrasal verbs
 sing along
 sing out
 sing up
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[: Old English; Origin: singan]
1.) ¦(WITH YOUR VOICE)¦ [I and T]
to produce a musical sound with your voice
She can sing beautifully.
Most children enjoy singing.
We had a great time singing some of the old songs .
sing to
My mother used to sing to me when I was young.
He was singing to himself quietly.
sing sb sth
Come on, sing us a song!
I've never been able to sing in tune (=sing the correct notes) .
She patiently sang the baby to sleep .
→↑singing
2.) ¦(BIRDS)¦
if birds sing, they produce high musical sounds
I could hear the birds singing outside my window.
3.) ¦(HIGH NOISE)¦ [I always + adverb/preposition]
to make a high whistling sound
A kettle was singing on the stove.
sing past
A bullet sang past my ear.
4.) sing sb's praises
to praise someone very much
Mrs Edwards was singing your praises today.
5.) sing a different tune
to say something different from what you said before
You're singing a different tune now!
6.) be singing from the same hymn sheet/book
used to say that a group of people all have the same aims or all express the same opinion on a particular subject
Union representatives are all singing from the same hymn sheet on the issue of pay.
7.) ¦(GIVE INFORMATION)¦ [I] [i]informal
to tell people everything you know about a crime when they ask you questions about it - used especially by criminals and the police
I think he'll sing.
sing along phr v
to sing with someone else who is already singing
Sing along if you know the words.
sing along to
Jess was singing along to the radio.
sing out phr v
1.) sing out (sth)
to shout or sing some words clearly and loudly
'Freeze!' a shrill voice sang out.
2.) AmE to sing loudly so that people can hear you easily
sing up phr v
to sing more loudly
Sing up, boys, I can't hear you!

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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