(third-person singular simple present bangs away, present participle banging away, simple past and past participle banged away)
- (idiomatic, intransitive) to strike or hit repeatedly
- bang away on the drums
- (idiomatic, intransitive) to work tirelessly
- I've been banging away at the essay for ages, but it still isn't finished.
- (idiomatic, intransitive) to constantly and irritatingly talk (about)
- My folks keep banging away at me to study harder.