Bang meaning

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A sudden loud blow or bump.
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(vulgar slang) To have sexual intercourse with.
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(slang) A sense of excitement; a thrill.

We got a bang out of watching the old movies.

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To close suddenly and loudly; slam.
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To strike heavily and often repeatedly; bump.
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To handle noisily or violently.

Banged the pots in the kitchen.

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To make a sudden loud, explosive noise.
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To crash noisily against or into something.

My elbow banged against the door.

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Exactly; precisely.

The arrow hit bang on the target.

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Suddenly; abruptly.

Cut the conversation bang off.

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A fringe of hair cut short and straight across the forehead.
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To cut (hair) to form bangs.
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To hit with a resounding blow; strike hard and noisily.
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To shut (a door, window, etc.) noisily.
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To handle violently.
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(slang) To engage in sexual intercourse with.
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To make a loud noise, as through concussion or explosion.
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To move noisily or strike sharply (against something)
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A hard, noisy blow or impact.
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A loud, sudden noise, as of hitting or exploding.
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(slang) The act or an instance of sexual intercourse.
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Hard, noisily, and suddenly.

To run bang against a wall.

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Suddenly or exactly.

Be stopped bang in the middle.

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Used to suggest the sound of a shot or explosion.
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To cut (hair) short and straight across.
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Banged hair across the forehead.
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Slang for exclamation point. See bang path.
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A sudden percussive noise.

When he struck it with a hammer, there was a loud bang.

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A strike upon an object causing such a noise.
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(US, especially plural) A fringe of hair cut across the forehead.

Tiffany has long hair and bangs.

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(US) The symbol !, known as an exclamation point.

An e-mail address with an ! is called a bang path.

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(mathematics) A factorial, in mathematics, because the factorial of n is often written as n!
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(figuratively) An act of sexual intercourse.
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An offbeat figure typical of reggae songs and played on guitar and piano.
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(slang, mining) An explosive product.

Load the bang into the hole.

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(slang, US, Boston area) An abrupt left turn.
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(intransitive) To make sudden loud noises, and often repeatedly, especially by exploding or hitting something.

The fireworks banged away all through the night.

Stop banging on the door. I heard you the first time!

My head was banging after drinking all night at the concert.

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(intransitive) To hit hard.

He banged the door shut.

David and Mary banged into each other.

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(slang, figuratively, intransitive) To engage in sexual intercourse.

We can hear the couple banging upstairs.

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(with "in") To hammer or to hit anything hard.

Hold the picture while I bang in this nail.

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To cut squarely across, as the tail of a horse, or a person's forelock; to cut (the hair).
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Right, directly.

The passenger door was bang against the garage wall.

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He arrived bang on time.

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With a sudden impact.

Distracted, he ran bang into the opening door.

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He pointed his finger at her like a gun and said, "Bang!"

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(in the plural) Brucellosis, a bacterial disease.
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The definition of bang means a loud, sudden noise.

An example of a bang is the loud sound a cannon makes.

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Bang is defined as to hit or smash.

An example of to bang is to knock hard on a door with a fist to get the attention of people inside a house.

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Bang means a piece of hair that hangs down across someone's forehead.

An example of a bang is the front of a woman's hairstyle that hangs in front of her eyes.

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A sudden loud noise, as of an explosion.
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(informal) A sudden burst of action.

The campaign started off with a bang.

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Used to indicate the sound of an explosion or collision.
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bang for the
  • Value returned for investment or effort.
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bang up
  • to do physical damage to
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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Origin of bang

  • From bang abruptly as in the phrase cut bang off to cut off abruptly

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably from Old Norse bang a hammering

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English *bangen, from Old English *bangian, *bangan or Old Norse banga (“to pound, hammer”); both from Proto-Germanic *bang- (“to beat”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰen- (“to beat, hit, injure”). Cognate with Icelandic banga (“to pound, hammer”), Old Swedish bånga (“to hammer”), Danish banke (“to beat”), Low German bangen, bangeln (“to strike, beat”), Danish bengel (“club”), West Frisian bingel, bongel, Dutch bengel (“bell; rascal”), German Bengel (“club”), German bungen (“to throb, pulsate”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Shortened from Bang's disease.

    From Wiktionary