Definition of bang
- banged his knee
- banged the door shut
- bang for rebounds
First Known Use: circa 1550
in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1
The show began bang on time.
the reform movement was just beginning when it bang ran into opposition
directly, forthwith, headlong, immediately, instantaneously, instanter, instantly, now, PDQ, plumb, presently, promptly, pronto, right, right away, right now, right off, straight off, straightaway, straightway;
at once, in no time, off the bat, on a dime, on the double, on the spot;
First Known Use: 1874
in the meaning defined above
: exactly or directly
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subject to rapid or unexpected change
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