bang away


banged away; banging away; bangs away

intransitive verb

: to work with determined effort
students banging away at their homework
: to attack persistently
police are going to keep banging away at youErle Stanley Gardner

Examples of bang away in a Sentence

the design team has been banging away at that project for months
Recent Examples on the Web There’s John in his apartment in New York City, banging away at his piano, doing a little demo. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 2 Nov. 2023 Show business in all its forms was the family norm for Cassidy, who as a kid often wrote songs while banging away on neighbor Rosemary Clooney’s piano as her kids played basketball with their cousin George Clooney. Alicia Dennis, Peoplemag, 22 June 2023 The navy is out there in the channel banging away broadsides. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bang away was in 1818

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Cite this Entry

“Bang away.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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