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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 that hangs over the forehead, cut in any of various styles.
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.

bangs

- The practice of cutting horses' tails the same length was called "banging off," which led to this term for a woman's hairstyle.
See also related terms for tails.
Translations
ofina
pandehår
otsatukka
šiške
切下げ前髪
가장자리
ponyfroefroe
lugg
ผมหน้าม้า
tóc mái

bangs

[bæŋz] NPL (US) (= fringe) → flequillo m

bangs

[ˈbæŋz] npl (US) (= fringe) → frange f

bangs

قُصَّة ofina pandehår Pony φράντζα flequillo otsatukka frange šiške frangia 切下げ前髪 가장자리 pony pannelugg grzywka franja челка lugg ผมหน้าม้า kakül tóc mái 边缘
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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.
Whenever I see her, she always curtseys and asks me how I do, in a very pretty manner; and when you have had her here to do needlework, I observe she always turns the lock of the door the right way and never bangs it.
In the meantime, there suddenly fell such a violent shower of hail, that I was immediately by the force of it, struck to the ground: and when I was down, the hailstones gave me such cruel bangs all over the body, as if I had been pelted with tennis-balls; however, I made a shift to creep on all fours, and shelter myself, by lying flat on my face, on the lee-side of a border of lemon-thyme, but so bruised from head to foot, that I could not go abroad in ten days.
As a rule, I undress and put my head on the pillow, and then somebody bangs at the door, and says it is half-past eight: but, to-night, everything seemed against me; the novelty of it all, the hardness of the boat, the cramped position (I was lying with my feet under one seat, and my head on another), the sound of the lapping water round the boat, and the wind among the branches, kept me restless and disturbed.
A few bangs at the locked door, a few threats of vengeance from the prisoner, such as setting the house on fire, drinking up the wine, and mashing the jelly-pots, and then all was so quiet that the girls forgot him in the exciting crisis of their work.
SARA RAY, DESPAIRINGLY:--"I know ma will never let ME have bangs.
Well, it was a history of some kind, that much I read and then suddenly he bangs the book face down on the table, jumps up as if something had bitten him and walks away aft.
She rams down about three times the regular load of powder, takes aim at a big buck that's pretty busy at the torturin', an' bangs away.
He seemed to hear yet so plainly the clatter and bangs of the iron slice flying about his ears that he tightened his grip to prove to himself he had it there safely in his hand.
Another bang of the street door sent the basket under the sofa, and the girls to the table, eager for breakfast.
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.
The old Tower musket went off with a bang, and a young buffalo bellowed in pain.