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bang

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bang

  1. 1 a hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument <delivered a sharp bang that rattled the door> Synonyms {h,1}blow, bash, bat, beat, belt, biff, bop, box, buffet, bust, chop, clap, clip, clout, crack, cuff, dab, douse [British], fillip, hack, haymaker, hit, hook, knock, larrup [dialect], lash, lick, pelt, pick, plump, poke, pound, punch, rap, slam, slap, slug, smack, smash, sock, spank, stinger, stripe, stroke, swat, swipe, switch, thud, thump, thwack, wallop, welt, whack, wham, whop (also whap)Related Words counter, counterblow, counterpunch, counterstroke; body blow, hand, kick, knee, left, one-two, rabbit punch, right, right-hander, roundhouse, shiver, sidewinder, sucker punch, swing, uppercut; cruncher, kayo, knockdown, knockout, KO; bastinado (or bastinade), battering, beating, bludgeoning, clobbering, cudgeling (or cudgelling), drubbing, hammering, lambasting, licking, pasting, pounding, pummeling (also pummelling), thrashing; flogging, walloping, whip, whipping

  2. 2 a loud explosive sound <a sudden bang made the cat jump> Synonyms clap, blast, boom, crack, crash, pop, report, slam, smash, snap, thunderclap, thwack, whack, whomp, whumpRelated Words thunk, wham; clang, clangor, clank, clash; knock, rap, tap; blare, clamor, howl, hubbub, hue and cry, hullabaloo, outcry, roar, tumult, uproar

  3. 3 a pleasurably intense stimulation of the feelings <tried to get the most bang for her money at the attractions at the county fair> Synonyms thrill, boot, charge, exhilaration, frisson, jollies, kick, rush, titillation, wallopRelated Words arousal, buzz, electrification, high, intoxication; jolt, shock, surprise (also surprize); delectation, delight, enjoyment, joy, lift, pleasure; amusement, diversion, entertainment, fun, treat




bang

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bang

  1. 1 to come into usually forceful contact with something <the toy car banged into the wall and stopped> Synonyms hit, bash, bump, collide, crash, impact, impinge, knock, ram, slam, smash, strike, swipe, thudRelated Words bounce, carom, clunk, glance, rebound, ricochet, skim, skip; contact, land, touch; brush, graze, kiss, nudge, scrape, shave, sweep; bulldoze, jostle, muscle, press, pushNear Antonyms miss, skirt

  2. 2 to deliver a blow to (someone or something) usually in a strong vigorous manner <idly banged trees with a stick> Synonyms hit, bash, bat, belt, biff, bludgeon, bob, bonk, bop, box, bust, clap, clip, clobber, clock, clout, crack, hammer, knock, nail, paste, pound, punch, rap, slam, slap, slog, slug, smack, smite, sock, strike, swat, swipe, tag, thump, thwack, wallop, whack, whale, zapRelated Words batter, beat, buffet, bung, chop, cuff, drub, lace, lambaste (or lambast), lick, mangle, maul, pelt, pepper, pommel, pummel, rough; scuff; bunt, flick, stroke, tap; bump, butt, jab, jostle, kick, knee, poke, prod, push, shove, stamp; bowl (down or over), cream, deck, dump [slang], fell, floor, knock down, level; rabbit-punch, sucker punch; cane, club, cudgel, flail, flog, lash, sap, slash, sledge, sledgehammer, spear, stab, switch, thrash, whip; bean, brain, conk, skull

  3. 3 to shove into a closed position with force and noise <stomped off to his room and banged the door> Synonyms slamRelated Words close, shut, stop; bar, batten (down), bolt, chain, fasten, latch, lock, seal, secureNear Antonyms open; unbar, unbolt, unfasten, unlatch, unlock, unseal




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