bang


bang
bang1 S3 [bæŋ] n
1.)
a sudden loud noise caused by something such as a gun or an object hitting a hard surface
There was a loud bang outside the kitchen door.
2.)
a painful blow to the body when you hit against something or something hits you
= ↑bump
a bang on the head
3.) bangs [plural] AmE
hair cut straight across your forehead
British Equivalent: fringe
4.) with a bang
in a very successful way
Stock markets started the year with a bang.
5.) (get) a bigger/better etc bang for your buck informal
something that gives you a good effect or a lot of value for the effort or money you spend on it
Are taxpayers getting enough bang for their buck?
6.) get a bang out of sth
AmE spoken to enjoy something very much
bang 2
bang2 v
[Date: 1500-1600; Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language]
1.) [I and T]
to hit something hard, making a loud noise
bang on
They were banging on the door with their fists.
bang your fist/hand on sth
She banged her fist on the table.
The baby kept banging the table with his spoon.
2.) [T]
to put something down or against something with a lot of force, making a loud noise
bang sth down
She banged the phone down hard.
bang sth on/against sth
He banged a teapot and some cups on the table.
3.) [I always + adverb/preposition, T]
to close something violently, making a loud noise, or to be closed in this way
= ↑slam
I ran out, banging the door behind me.
The window banged shut .
4.) [T]
to hit a part of your body or something you are carrying against something, by accident
= ↑bump bang sth on sth
I fell and banged my head on the pavement.
5.)
to make a loud noise or noises
The gate keeps banging in the wind.
6.) [T] [i]not polite to have sex with someone
bang the drum for sb/sth atdrum1 (4), bang sb's heads together athead1 (32)
be (like) banging your head against a brick wall athead1 (31)
bang about/around phr v
to move around a place, making a lot of noise
We could hear them banging about upstairs.
bang on phr v informal to talk continuously about something in a boring way
= ↑go on bang on about
I wish he wouldn't keep banging on about politics.
bang out [bang sth<=>out] phr v
1.) to play a tune or song loudly and badly on a piano
2.) to write something in a hurry, especially using a ↑keyboard
bang up [bang sb/sth<=>up] phr v
1.) BrE to put someone in prison
2.) AmE to seriously damage something
a banged-up old Buick
bang 3
bang3 adv
1.) informal directly or exactly
The train arrived bang on time .
The technology is elaborate, expensive, and bang up to date .
2.) bang on
BrE spoken exactly correct
'Is that right?' 'Bang on!'
3.) bang goes sth
BrE spoken used to show that you are unhappy because something you had hoped for will not happen
Bang goes my brilliant plan.
4.) spoken in a sudden violent way
I skidded and went bang into the wall.
5.) go bang informal
to explode or burst with a loud noise
bang 4
bang4 interjection
used to make a sound like a gun or bomb
Bang bang, you're dead!

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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