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bang

Noun

1 a vigorous blow; "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head" [syn: knock, bash, smash, belt]
2 a sudden very loud noise [syn: clap, eruption, blast, loud noise]
3 a fringe of banged hair (cut short squarely across the forehead)
4 the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks" [syn: boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick]
5 a conspicuous success; "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"; "that new Broadway show is a real smasher"; "the party went with a bang" [syn: hit, smash, smasher, strike] adv : directly; "he ran bang into the pole"; "ran slap into her" [syn: slap, slapdash, smack, bolt]

Verb

1 strike violently; "slam the ball" [syn: slam]
2 to produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive sound; "One of them banged the sash of the window nearest my bed"
3 close violently; "He slammed the door shut" [syn: slam]
4 move noisily; "The window banged shut"; "The old man banged around the house"
5 have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?" [syn: roll in the hay, love, make out, make love, sleep with, get laid, have sex, know, do it, be intimate, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, screw, fuck, jazz, eff, hump, lie with, bed, have a go at it, get it on, bonk]
6 leap, jerk, bang; "Bullets spanged into the trees" [syn: spang]

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Bang or bangs may refer to:
In music: In film and television:
In games:

People with the family name Bang or Bangs

See also

  • Boom (disambiguation page)
  • Bang Bang (disambiguation page)
  • Bhang, a cannabis derivative from the Indian subcontinent
bang in Czech: Bang!
bang in German: Bang
bang in French: Bang
bang in Italian: Bang
bang in Dutch: Bang
bang in Slovenian: Bang
bang in Swedish: Bang (olika betydelser)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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