The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ding \Ding\ (d[i^]ng), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dinged, Dang
(Obs.), or Dung (Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Dinging.] [OE.
dingen, dengen; akin to AS. dencgan to knock, Icel. dengja to
beat, hammer, Sw. d[aum]nga, G. dengeln.]
1. To dash; to throw violently. [Obs.]
To ding the book a coit's distance from him.
2. To cause to sound or ring.
To ding (anything) in one's ears, to impress one by noisy
repetition, as if by hammering.