Pronunciation: (bang), [key]
1. a loud, sudden, explosive noise, as the discharge of a gun.
2. a resounding stroke or blow: a nasty bang on the head.
3. Informal.a sudden movement or show of energy: He started with a bang.
4. energy; vitality; spirit: The bang has gone out of my work.
5. Informal.sudden or intense pleasure; thrill; excitement: a big bang out of seeing movies.
6. Slang (vulgar). sexual intercourse.
7. Printing and Computer exclamation point.

1. to strike or beat resoundingly; pound: to bang a door.
2. to hit or bump painfully: to bang one's ankle on a chair leg.
3. to throw or set down roughly; slam: He banged the plates on the table.
4. Slang (vulgar). to have sexual intercourse with.

1. to strike violently or noisily: to bang on the door.
2. to make a loud, sudden, explosive noise like that of a violent blow: The guns banged all night.
3. Slang (vulgar). to have sexual intercourse.
4. bang into, to collide with; bump into: The truck skidded on the ice and banged into a parked car.
5. bang up, to damage: A passing car banged up our fender.

1. suddenly and loudly; abruptly or violently: She fell bang against the wall.
2. directly; precisely; right: He stood bang in the middle of the flower bed.
3. bang off, Chiefly Brit. Slang. immediately; right away.
4. bang on, Chiefly Brit. Slang. terrific; marvelous; just right: That hat is absolutely bang on.


Pronunciation: (bang), [key]
Often, bangs. a fringe of hair combed or brushed forward over the forehead.

1. to cut (the hair) so as to form a fringe over the forehead.
2. to dock (the tail of a horse or dog).


Pronunciation: (bang), [key]

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