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tr.v. pranged, prang·ing, prangs Chiefly British
1. To crash (an airplane, for example).
2. To damage by colliding with (a car, for example).
3. To bomb from the air.
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1. an accident or crash in an aircraft, car, etc
2. (Military) an aircraft bombing raid
3. an achievement
4. to crash or damage (an aircraft, car, etc)
5. (Military) to damage (a town, etc) by bombing
[C20: possibly imitative of an explosion; perhaps related to Malay perang war, fighting]
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Past participle: pranged
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|Noun||1.||prang - a crash involving a car or plane |
crash, wreck - a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles); "they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
|Verb||1.||prang - crash|
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
crash - cause to crash; "The terrorists crashed the plane into the palace"; "Mother crashed the motorbike into the lamppost"
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prang(esp Brit inf)
n (= crash) → Bums m (inf); (of plane) → Bruchlandung f
interj → krach
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