bang away

banged away; banging away; bangs away

Definition of bang away

intransitive verb

1 : to work with determined effort students banging away at their homework
2 : to attack persistently police are going to keep banging away at you— Erle Stanley Gardner

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Examples of bang away in a Sentence

the design team has been banging away at that project for months

First Known Use of bang away

1818, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bang away.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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to insert between existing elements

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