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bang 1  (bng)
n.
1. A sudden loud noise, as of an explosion.
2. A sudden loud blow or bump.
3. Informal A sudden burst of action: The campaign started off with a bang.
4. Slang A sense of excitement; a thrill: We got a bang out of watching the old movies.
v. banged, bang·ing, bangs
v.tr.
1. To strike heavily and often repeatedly; bump.
2. To close suddenly and loudly; slam.
3. To handle noisily or violently: banged the pots in the kitchen.
4. Vulgar Slang To have sexual intercourse with.
v.intr.
1. To make a sudden loud, explosive noise.
2. To crash noisily against or into something: My elbow banged against the door.
adv.
1. Exactly; precisely: The arrow hit bang on the target.
2. Suddenly; abruptly: cut the conversation bang off.
Phrasal Verbs:
bang away
1. To speak or ask questions in a rapid, aggressive manner: reporters banging away at the official during the press conference.
2. To work diligently and often at length: banged away at the project until it was finished.
bang up
To damage extensively: banged up the car.
Idiom:
bang for the/ones buck
Value returned for investment or effort.

[Probably from Old Norse bang, a hammering.]

bang 2  (bng)
n.
A fringe of hair cut short and straight across the forehead. Often used in the plural.
tr.v. banged, bang·ing, bangs
To cut (hair) in bangs.

[From bang.]

bang 3  (bng)
n.
Variant of bhang.


bang  /b/  n. 1 a loud noise: The gunshot made a loud bang. 2 a hard blow, bump: The cars crashed into each other with a bang! 3 infrml.fig. enjoyment, delight: The kids got a bang out of going to the circus. 4 to go over with a bang: accepted with enthusiasm: His speech about workers rights went over with a bang at the workers meeting.

Thesaurus: bang n. 1 an explosion, boom.
v. 1 [I] to make a loud noise or hit: The door banged shut. 2 [T] to hurt: She fell and banged her knees. 3 phrasal v. [I;T] to bang away: a. to ask questions without stopping, (syn.) to interrogate: The police banged away at the prisoner, but he wouldnt tell them anything. b. to work hard at s.t.: When I went by his office he was still banging away at the project. 4 phrasal v. sep. [T] to bang s.t. up: to damage, injure s.t.: When she fell, she banged up her leg. || She banged it up.
bang v. 1 to slam, clap 2 to injure.
adv.infrml. exactly, directly: She called me bang in the middle of dinner. bang

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