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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
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. Informal To turn in (a specific direction or along a course), especially suddenly: bang a left onto Boylston Street.
5. Vulgar Slang To have sexual intercourse with.
1. To make a sudden loud, explosive noise.
2. To crash noisily against or into something: My elbow banged against the door.
1. Exactly; precisely: The arrow hit bang on the target.
2. Suddenly; abruptly: cut the conversation bang off.
Used to indicate the sound of an explosion or collision.
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.
To damage extensively: banged up the car.
bang for the (or one's) buck
Value returned for investment or effort.
[Probably from Old Norse bang, a hammering.]
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.]
Variant of bhang.
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(guns) → knallen; (persons: = keep firing) → wild (drauflos)feuern (→ at auf +acc), → wild (drauflos)ballern (inf) (→ at auf +acc); (workman etc) → herumklopfen or -hämmern (→ at an +dat); to bang away at the typewriter → auf der Schreibmaschine herumhauen or -hämmern (inf)
(sl: = have sexual intercourse) → vögeln (inf)
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