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bang

play
verb \ ˈbaŋ \

Definition of bang

transitive verb
1 :to strike sharply :bump
  • banged his knee
2 :to knock, hit, or thrust vigorously often with a sharp noise
  • banged the door shut
3 vulgar slang :to have sexual intercourse with
intransitive verb
1 :to strike with a sharp noise or thump
2 :to produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive noise or series of such noises
3 :to play a sport (such as basketball) in a very aggressive and forceful manner
  • bang for rebounds

Origin and Etymology of bang

probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse bang hammering


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bang

noun

Definition of bang

1 :a resounding blow
2 :a sudden loud noise often used interjectionally
3 a :a sudden striking effect
b :a quick burst of energy
  • start off with a bang
c :thrill
  • I get a bang out of all this
  • —W. H. Whyte
4 vulgar slang
a :an act of copulation
b :a sexual partner
5 informal :exclamation point
bang for the buck or less commonly bang for one's buck or bang for the dollar or bang for one's dollar US, informal
:value received from outlay or effort
  • investment is yielding less bang for the buck
  • Fortune
  • "They are going to try to get the best bang for their dollar, and they have to do it this way." Brock Lesnar

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bang

adverb

Definition of bang

:right, directly
  • ran bang up against more trouble

Examples of bang in a Sentence

  1. The show began bang on time.

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


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bang

noun

Definition of bang

:the front section of a person's hair when it is cut short and worn over the forehead usually used in plural
  • wore her bangs short
  • <She had long hair with bangs.

Origin and Etymology of bang

probably short for bangtail short tail


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bang

verb

Definition of bang

transitive verb
:to cut (hair) short and squarely across


BANG Defined for English Language Learners

bang

adverb

Definition of bang for English Language Learners

  • : exactly or directly


BANG Defined for Kids

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bang

play
verb \ ˈbaŋ \

Definition of bang for Students

banged; banging
:to beat, strike, or shut with a loud noise
  • bang a drum
  • bang a door

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bang

noun

Definition of bang for Students

1 :a sudden loud noise
2 :a hard hit or blow
  • a bang on the head
3 :2thrill 1
  • I got a bang out of it.

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bang

noun

Definition of bang for Students

:hair cut short across the forehead usually used in pl.

Medical Dictionary

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medical Definition of bang



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