bang1 [ bæŋ ] verb *
1. ) intransitive or transitive to hit something hard, making a loud noise:
I banged on the window to get her attention.
We could hear them banging their drums in the next street.
bang something on/against something: She banged her fists on the back of his seat.
a ) intransitive or transitive to close with a lot of force, or to close something with a lot of force, making a loud noise:
Don't bang the door!
I heard her car door bang shut.
b ) intransitive to move, making loud noises:
There was a shutter banging in the wind.
bang around/away/across: Who's that banging around upstairs?
c ) transitive to put something somewhere with a lot of force, making a loud noise:
bang something on something: Sam banged his beer glass on the table.
bang something down: Kathy yelled and then banged the phone down.
2. ) intransitive or transitive to knock a part of your body against something when you are moving, especially because you are not looking where you are going:
bang something on something: Be careful not to bang your head on that beam.
bang into: She banged into the table and hurt her knee.
3. ) transitive OFFENSIVE to have sex with someone
,bang `on phrasal verb intransitive BRITISH INFORMAL
to talk about something for a long time in a boring and annoying way
,bang `out phrasal verb transitive INFORMAL
1. ) to play a tune on the piano very loudly and not very well
2. ) to produce something of bad quality in large quantities
,bang `up phrasal verb transitive usually passive INFORMAL
1. ) AMERICAN to damage something such as a vehicle:
How did your truck get all banged up?
2. ) BRITISH to put someone in prison
bang 2 [ bæŋ ] noun count *
1. ) a short loud noise, for example the sound of a door closing with a lot of force. If something goes bang, it makes a noise like this:
There was a loud bang as the shelf hit the floor.
We could hear the bang of a door in the basement.
2. ) singular AMERICAN INFORMAL a feeling of excitement, or something that gives you this feeling: THRILL:
The interview was a bang.
get a bang out of something: I really get a bang out of watching the kids perform.
get more bang for your buck AMERICAN INFORMAL
to get more of something without using any extra money or effort
with a bang
in a very exciting or successful way:
He wanted to end his career with a bang.
go off with a bang: The whole plan went off with a bang.
bang 3 [ bæŋ ] interjection
1. ) used especially by children for representing the sound made by a gun
2. ) used for showing that something happens very quickly or suddenly:
One minute he was there and then, bang, I was alone.
bang 4 [ bæŋ ] adverb BRITISH INFORMAL
used for emphasizing that something is exactly in a particular position or that it happens at exactly a particular time:
a small town, bang in the middle of Australia
a. bang on exactly right

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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