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bang 1

 (băng)
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.
interj.
Used to indicate the sound of an explosion or collision.
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/one's buck
Value returned for investment or effort.

[Probably from Old Norse bang, a hammering.]

bang 2

 (băng)
n.
often bangs A fringe of hair cut short and straight across the forehead.
tr.v. banged, bang·ing, bangs
To cut (hair) to form bangs.

[From bang, abruptly, as in the phrase cut bang off, to cut off abruptly.]

bang 3

 (băng)
n.
Variant of bhang.

bang

(bæŋ)
n
1. a short loud explosive noise, as of the bursting of a balloon or the report of a gun
2. a hard blow or knock, esp a noisy one; thump: he gave the ball a bang.
3. informal a startling or sudden effect: he realized with a bang that he was late.
4. slang an injection of heroin or other narcotic
5. taboo slang an act of sexual intercourse
6. bang for one's buck informal value for money: this option offers more bang for your buck.
7. get a bang out of slang US and Canadian to experience a thrill or excitement from
8. with a bang successfully: the party went with a bang.
vb
9. to hit or knock, esp with a loud noise; bump: to bang one's head.
10. to move noisily or clumsily: to bang about the house.
11. to close (a door, window, etc) or (of a door, etc) be closed noisily; slam
12. (tr) to cause to move by hitting vigorously: he banged the ball over the fence.
13. to make or cause to make a loud noise, as of an explosion
14. (Stock Exchange) (tr)
a. to cause (stock prices) to fall by rapid selling
b. to sell rapidly in (a stock market), thus causing prices to fall
15. taboo slang to have sexual intercourse with
16. (intr) slang to inject heroin, etc
17. bang one's head against a brick wall to try to achieve something impossible
adv
18. with a sudden impact or effect: bang went his hopes of winning; the car drove bang into a lamp-post.
19. precisely: bang in the middle of the road.
20. bang goes informal that is the end of: bang goes my job in Wapping.
21. bang to rights slang caught red-handed
22. go bang to burst, shut, etc, with a loud noise. See also bang up
[C16: from Old Norse bang, banga hammer; related to Low German bangen to beat; all of imitative origin]

bang

(bæŋ)
n
(Hairdressing & Grooming) a fringe or section of hair cut straight across the forehead
vb (tr)
1. (Hairdressing & Grooming) to cut (the hair) in such a style
2. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) to dock (the tail of a horse, etc)
[C19: probably short for bangtail short tail]

bang

(bæŋ)
n
(Plants) a variant spelling of bhang

bang1

(bæŋ)
n.
1. a loud, sudden, explosive noise, as the discharge of a gun.
2. a resounding stroke or blow: a nasty bang on the head.
3. a sudden movement or show of energy.
4. Informal. thrill; excitement: to get a big bang out of movies.
5. Vulgar Slang. an act or instance of sexual intercourse.
6. Computer and Printing Slang. the exclamation point.
v.t.
7. to strike or beat resoundingly; pound: to bang a door.
8. to hit or bump painfully.
9. to throw or set down roughly; slam.
10. Vulgar Slang. to have sexual intercourse with.
v.i.
11. to strike violently or noisily: to bang on the door.
12. to make a loud, explosive noise.
13. Vulgar Slang. to have sexual intercourse.
14. bang up, to damage.
adv.
15. abruptly or violently: She fell bang against the wall.
16. precisely: He stood bang in the middle of the flower bed.
[1540–50; compare Old Norse banga to beat, hammer, Low German bangen to strike, beat]

bang2

(bæŋ)
n.
Often, bangs. a fringe of hair cut or combed to fall over the forehead.
[1875–80; perhaps from adv. sense of bang1]

bang


Past participle: banged
Gerund: banging

Imperative
bang
bang
Present
I bang
you bang
he/she/it bangs
we bang
you bang
they bang
Preterite
I banged
you banged
he/she/it banged
we banged
you banged
they banged
Present Continuous
I am banging
you are banging
he/she/it is banging
we are banging
you are banging
they are banging
Present Perfect
I have banged
you have banged
he/she/it has banged
we have banged
you have banged
they have banged
Past Continuous
I was banging
you were banging
he/she/it was banging
we were banging
you were banging
they were banging
Past Perfect
I had banged
you had banged
he/she/it had banged
we had banged
you had banged
they had banged
Future
I will bang
you will bang
he/she/it will bang
we will bang
you will bang
they will bang
Future Perfect
I will have banged
you will have banged
he/she/it will have banged
we will have banged
you will have banged
they will have banged
Future Continuous
I will be banging
you will be banging
he/she/it will be banging
we will be banging
you will be banging
they will be banging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been banging
you have been banging
he/she/it has been banging
we have been banging
you have been banging
they have been banging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been banging
you will have been banging
he/she/it will have been banging
we will have been banging
you will have been banging
they will have been banging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been banging
you had been banging
he/she/it had been banging
we had been banging
you had been banging
they had been banging
Conditional
I would bang
you would bang
he/she/it would bang
we would bang
you would bang
they would bang
Past Conditional
I would have banged
you would have banged
he/she/it would have banged
we would have banged
you would have banged
they would have banged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bang - a vigorous blowbang - a vigorous blow; "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head"
blow, bump - an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle"
2.bang - a sudden very loud noisebang - a sudden very loud noise    
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
water hammer - the banging sound of steam in pipes
3.bang - a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the foreheadbang - a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead
coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle - the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
4.bang - the swift release of a store of affective forcebang - the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks"
excitement, exhilaration - the feeling of lively and cheerful joy; "he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed"
5.bang - a conspicuous success; "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"; "that new Broadway show is a real smasher"; "the party went with a bang"
success - an attainment that is successful; "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success"
megahit, smash hit, blockbuster - an unusually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel)
sleeper - an unexpected hit; "that movie was the sleeper of the summer"
Verb1.bang - strike violentlybang - strike violently; "slam the ball"  
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
2.bang - to produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive soundbang - to produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive sound; "One of them banged the sash of the window nearest my bed"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
3.bang - close violentlybang - close violently; "He slammed the door shut"
close, shut - move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window"
4.bang - move noisily; "The window banged shut"; "The old man banged around the house"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
5.bang - have sexual intercourse withbang - have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"
neck, make out - kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion; "The couple were necking in the back seat of the car"
have, take - have sex with; archaic use; "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"
fornicate - have sex without being married
copulate, mate, couple, pair - engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring"
6.bang - leap, jerk, bang; "Bullets spanged into the trees"
dialect, idiom, accent - the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people; "the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English"; "he has a strong German accent"; "it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy"
collide with, impinge on, hit, run into, strike - hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"
Adv.1.bang - directlybang - directly; "he ran bang into the pole"; "ran slap into her"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

bang

noun
1. explosion, report, shot, pop, clash, crack, blast, burst, boom, slam, discharge, thump, clap, thud, clang, peal, detonation I heard four or five loud bangs.
2. blow, hit, box, knock, stroke, punch, belt (informal), rap, bump, bash (informal), sock (slang), smack, thump, buffet, clout (informal), cuff, clump (slang), whack, wallop (informal), slosh (Brit. slang), tonk (informal), clomp (slang) a nasty bang on the head
verb
1. resound, beat, crash, burst, boom, echo, drum, explode, thunder, thump, throb, thud, clang The engine spat and banged.
2. slam, crash, thump the sound of doors banging
3. bump, knock, elbow, jostle I didn't mean to bang into you.
4. (often with on) hit, pound, beat, strike, crash, knock, belt (informal), hammer, slam, rap, bump, bash (informal), thump, clatter, pummel, tonk (informal) We could bang on the desks and shout until they let us out.
adverb
1. exactly, just, straight, square, squarely, precisely, slap, smack, plumb (informal) bang in the middle of the track
3. suddenly, promptly, instantly, abruptly, all of a sudden, all at once, without warning, in a flash, in an instant, on the spur of the moment Email: I click on 'send', and bang, it's there! suddenly

bang

noun
1. An earsplitting, explosive noise:
2. A sudden sharp, explosive noise:
3. A forceful movement causing a loud noise:
4. A sudden sharp, powerful stroke:
Informal: bash, biff, bop, clip, wallop.
Slang: belt, conk, paste.
5. Slang. A strong, pleasant feeling of excitement or stimulation:
Informal: wallop.
Slang: boot, high, kick.
verb
1. To strike, set down, or close in such a way as to make a loud noise:
2. To make an earsplitting explosive noise:
3. To make a sudden sharp, explosive noise:
adverb
With precision or absolute conformity:
Slang: smack-dab.
Translations
خَبْطَةدَوي، هَديرضَرْبَةٌ عَنيفَهيَصْفِقُيَصْفُق الباب، يُغْلِق بِشِدّه
взривгърмяексплозияпатрясък
ránatřískatúderudeřitzabouchnout
bragsmækkebrageknaldknalde i
pamahtaapannapaukahtaapaukkuapaukuttaa
prasakzalupiti
becsapódikdurran
bangbangaberjahögghvellur
バンと打つやる寝る犯す砲声
쾅하는 소리큰 소리가 나게 치다
petardapokšėtismūgistrankytistrenksmas
aizcirstklaudziensrībētrībienssist
tresnúťzabuchnúť
počitipoktolčitreščititresk
smällsmällabankapang
เสียงดังมากตีอย่างแรง ปิดอย่างแรง
aniden patlamak'bam''çat' sesidarbe'güm'
đóng rầm lạitiếng nổ lớn

bang

[bæŋ]
A. N (= noise) [of explosion] → estallido m; [of door] → portazo m; [of blow] → porrazo m, golpe m
the door closed with a bangla puerta se cerró de golpe
to go with a bang it went with a bangfue todo un éxito
not with a bang but a whimperno con un estallido sino con un sollozo
to get more bang for the buck or more bangs for your bucks (esp US) → llevarse más por el mismo precio
B. ADV
1. to go banghacer ¡pum!, estallar
bang went £10adiós 10 libras
2.justo, exactamente
bang in the middlejusto en (el) medio
I ran bang into a traffic jamme encontré de repente en un embotellamiento
it hit him bang on the earle dio justo en la oreja, le dio en toda la oreja
bang on!¡acertado!
the answer was bang on (Brit) → la respuesta dio en el blanco
bang on time (Brit) → a la hora justa
it was bang on target (Brit) → dio justo en el blanco
bang up to datetotalmente al día
to keep bang up to datemantenerse totalmente al día
this production is bang up to dateeste montaje está de rabiosa actualidad
C. VT
1. (= strike) → golpear
to bang the doordar un portazo
to bang one's head (on sth)dar con la cabeza (contra algo)
he banged himself against the wallse dio contra la pared
to bang one's fist on the tabledar un puñetazo en la mesa
2. (= have sex with) → echarse un polvo con, tirarse
D. VI (= explode) → explotar, estallar; (= slam) [door] → cerrarse de golpe
downstairs a door bangedabajo se cerró de golpe una puerta
to bang at or on sthdar golpes en algo
E. EXCL¡pum!; (of a blow) → ¡zas!
bang about bang around VI + ADVmoverse ruidosamente
bang away VI + ADV [guns] → disparar estrepitosamente; [workman] → martillear
she was banging away on the pianoaporreaba el piano
bang down VT + ADV [+ receiver] → colgar de golpe
he banged it down on the tablelo arrojó violentamente sobre la mesa
bang into VI + PREP (= collide with) → chocar con, darse contra
bang on VI + ADV (Brit) to bang on about sthdar la tabarra con algo
bang out VT + ADV [+ tune] → tocar ruidosamente
bang together VT + ADV [+ heads] → hacer chocar
I'll bang your heads together!¡voy a dar un coscorrón a los dos!
the leaders should have their heads banged togetherhay que obligar a los jefes a que lleguen a un acuerdo
bang up VT + ADV (Brit) [+ prisoner] → encerrar (en su celda)

bang

[ˈbæŋ ˈbæŋ]
n
(= noise) [gun, firework, explosion] → détonation f; [door] → claquement m
I heard a loud bang → J'ai entendu une forte détonation.
She slammed the door with a bang
BUT Elle a violemment claqué la porte.
to go with a bang [event, party] → être un succès
to begin with a bang → très bien commencer
to go out with a bang → finir sur une bonne note
to go out with a bang not a whimper → finir sur une bonne note plutôt qu'une mauvaise
(= knock, blow) → coup m (violent)
a bang on the head → un coup sur la tête
exclpan!
vt
(making a noise) [+ door, window] → claquer; [+ table] → frapper sur; [+ drum] → battre
She banged his dinner on the table → Elle posa son dîner violemment sur la table.
see also drum
(= knock) to bang one's elbow → se cogner le coude
I banged my head → Je me suis cogné la tête.
vi
(= make a noise) [gun, firework] → détoner; [door, window] → claquer
to bang at the door, to bang on the door → cogner à la porte
to bang shut [door, window] → claquer
adv (= exactly) to be bang on time → être à l'heure pile
bang in the middle → au beau milieu
to bring sth bang up to date → remettre qch au goût du jour
see also bang-on
bang goes ... → fini(e) ..., adieu ...
Bang goes my chance of promotion! → Finie ma chance de promotion!, Adieu ma chance de promotion!
bang into
vt fus (= knock into, collide with) [+ object] → se cogner contre; [+ person] → se retrouver nez à nez avec
bang on about
vt fus (British) (= keep talking about) → radoter sur
He has been banging on about education reform for years
BUT Cela fait des années qu'il nous rabâche les oreilles > avec les réformes sur l'éducation.Cela fait des années qu'il radote au sujet des réformes sur l'éducation.
bang out
vt fus
(pejorative) (= produce) → pondre
bang up
vt sep (British) (= put in prison) → coffrer
to be banged up in a cell → être coincé(e) dans une cellule

bang

1
n
(= noise)Knall m; (of sth falling)Plumps m; there was a bang outsidedraußen hat es geknallt; to go off with a bangmit lautem Knall losgehen; (inf: = be a success) → ein Bombenerfolg sein (inf); to get more bang for the buck or more bangs for your bucks (esp US) → etwas für sein Geld geboten kriegen (inf)
(= violent blow)Schlag m; he gave himself a bang on the shinser hat sich (dat)die Schienbeine angeschlagen
(Brit sl: = sex) → Nummer f (inf); to have a bang with somebodymit jdm bumsen (inf)
adv
to go bangknallen; (gun also)peng machen (inf); (balloon)zerplatzen, peng machen (inf)
(inf: = exactly, directly etc) → voll (inf), → genau; his answer was bang onseine Antwort war genau richtig; is that right? — bang onstimmt das? — haargenau; she came bang on timesie war auf die Sekunde pünktlich; bang up to dateauf dem neuesten Stand; they came bang up against fierce oppositionsie stießen auf heftige Gegenwehr; the whole bang shoot (Brit) → das ganze Zeug (inf); (people) → die ganze Bande (inf)
interjpeng; (of hammer)klopf; bang goes my chance of promotion (inf)und tschüs mit der Beförderung (inf), → und das wars dann mit der Beförderung (inf); bang go my dreams of fame and fortune (inf)und das wars dann mit meinen Träumen von Ruhm und Reichtum (inf)
vt
(= thump)schlagen, knallen (inf); he banged his fist on the tableer schlug or haute mit der Faust auf den Tisch; I’ll bang your heads together if you don’t shut up! (inf)wenn ihr nicht ruhig seid, knallts (inf); I felt like banging their heads together (inf)ich hätte ihnen am liebsten ein paar links und rechts geknallt (inf)
(= shut noisily) doorzuschlagen, zuknallen (inf); you have to bang the door to close itSie müssen die Tür richtig zuschlagen
(= hit, knock) head, shinsich (dat)anschlagen (→ on an +dat); to bang one’s head etc on somethingsich (dat)den Kopf etc an etw (dat)anschlagen, mit dem Kopf etc gegen etw knallen (inf)
vi
(door: = shut) → zuschlagen, zuknallen (inf); (fireworks, gun)knallen; the door was banging in the winddie Tür schlug im Wind
to bang on or at somethinggegen or an etw (acc)schlagen

bang

2
n (US: = fringe) → Pony m, → Ponyfransen pl; bangsPonyfrisur f

bang

1 [bæŋ]
1. n (noise, of explosion, gun) → scoppio, colpo; (of sth falling) → tonfo; (blow) → botta, colpo
he closed the door with a bang → ha sbattuto la porta
it went with a bang (fam) → è stato una bomba
2. adv to go bangesplodere, fare bang
to be bang on time (Brit) (fam) → spaccare il secondo
bang went £10 → mi (or gli ) sono volate 10 sterline
3. vt (thump) → battere, picchiare; (hit, knock, slam) → sbattere, battere (violentemente)
he banged the receiver down → ha sbattuto giù il telefono
to bang one's head against a wall (fig) → battere or picchiare la testa contro il muro
4. vi (explode) → scoppiare, esplodere; (slam, door) → sbattere
to bang at/on sth → picchiare a/su qc
to bang at the door → picchiare alla porta
to bang into sth → sbattere contro qc
bang about (fam)
1. vt + advsbatacchiare
2. vifar rumore

bang

2 [bæŋ] n (fringe) → frangetta

bang

(bӕŋ) noun
1. a sudden loud noise. The door shut with a bang.
2. a blow or knock. a bang on the head from a falling branch.
verb
1. to close with a sudden loud noise. He banged the door.
2. to hit or strike violently, often making a loud noise. The child banged his drum; He banged the book down angrily on the table.
3. to make a sudden loud noise. We could hear the fireworks banging in the distance.
banger noun
an explosive firework. The child was frightened by the bangers at the firework display.

bang

خَبْطَة, يَصْفِقُ bouchnout, rána brag, smække Knall, knallen κρότος, κροτώ estallido, golpear pamahdus, pamahtaa cogner, détonation prasak, zalupiti sbattere, scoppio バンと打つ, 砲声 쾅하는 소리, 큰 소리가 나게 치다 knal, knallen banke, smell huk, trzasnąć bater, estrondo, explosão громкий удар, хлопнуть banka, smäll เสียงดังมาก, ตีอย่างแรง ปิดอย่างแรง patlama sesi, patlamak đóng rầm lại, tiếng nổ lớn 巨响, 重击

bang

n. golpe; detonación.
References in classic literature ?
Another bang of the street door sent the basket under the sofa, and the girls to the table, eager for breakfast.
When he had run through the long old house, shutting the doors behind him with a bang, he came into the barnyard and looked about with an amazed air of expectancy.
It was as if, at moments, we were perpetually coming into sight of subjects before which we must stop short, turning suddenly out of alleys that we perceived to be blind, closing with a little bang that made us look at each other--for, like all bangs, it was something louder than we had intended--the doors we had indiscreetly opened.
Then some one ran to our master's house and came back with a gun; presently there was a loud bang and a dreadful shriek, and then all was still; the black horse moved no more.
His employer would sit by and encourage him with exclamations and shakes of the head; when Jurgis would give the formula for "potted ham," or tell about the condemned hogs that were dropped into the "destructors" at the top and immediately taken out again at the bottom, to be shipped into another state and made into lard, Tommy Hinds would bang his knee and cry, "Do you think a man could make up a thing like that out of his head?
But I lost the thread there, and dozed off to slumber, thinking about what a pity it was that men with such superb strength -- strength enabling them to stand up cased in cruelly burdensome iron and drenched with perspiration, and hack and batter and bang each other for six hours on a stretch -- should not have been born at a time when they could put it to some useful purpose.
That is a long time to sit in one place, whether one be conspicuous or not, yet some of Wagner's operas bang along for six whole hours on a stretch
Martha ran and shut the door and turned the key, but before she did it they both heard the sound of a door in some far passage shutting with a bang, and then everything was quiet, for even the wind ceased "wutherin'" for a few moments.
With that she stalked out, and made the door bang after her.
He took it, and went out, and presently the Stinger went off with a Bang that shook the crazy little box of a cottage as if it must fall to pieces, and made every glass and teacup in it ring.
The old Tower musket went off with a bang, and a young buffalo bellowed in pain.
They could not find anything, but once they heard a door bang and somebody scuttered downstairs.