Bang - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bæŋ|  American pronunciation of the word bang
Brit.  |bæŋ|  British pronunciation of the word bang


- a vigorous blow (syn: bash, belt, knock, smash)
he got a bang on the head
- a sudden very loud noise (syn: bam, blast, clap, eruption)
- a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead (syn: fringe)
- the swift release of a store of affective force (syn: boot, charge, flush, kick, rush, thrill)
they got a great bang out of it
- a conspicuous success (syn: hit, smash, smasher, strike)
the party went with a bang


- strike violently (syn: slam)
- to produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive sound
One of them banged the sash of the window nearest my bed
- close violently (syn: slam)
- move noisily
The window banged shut
The old man banged around the house
- have sexual intercourse with (syn: bed, bonk, fuck, hump, jazz, know, love, make out, screw)
- leap, jerk, bang (syn: spang)


- directly (syn: bolt, slap, slapdash, smack)
he ran bang into the pole

Extra examples

The show began bang on time.

...the reform movement was just beginning when it bang ran into opposition...

I banged on the door until she let me in.

I've banged into the doorpost and hurt my arm.

The car banged against the garage door and damaged it.

This car looks as if it's been banged about.

Stop banging about, children.

Children banged on the desks and shouted.

I banged into an old friend in town today.

They've been banging away all night.

They had parked their car bang outside my gate.

Our hotel is bang in the centre of the town.

He dropped the mug of coffee bang in the middle of my research paper.

I live bang opposite the cinema.

Sometimes she has her hair cut in bangs.

Phrasal verbs

bang up  — damage or destroy as if by violence

Word forms

I/you/we/they: bang
he/she/it: bangs
present participle: banging
past tense: banged
past participle: banged
singular: bang
plural: bangs
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