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bang

adverb

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 of bang 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)Words Related to bang 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 of bang clap, blast, boom, crack, crash, pop, report, slam, smash, snap, thunderclap, thwack, whack, whomp, whumpWords Related to bang 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 of bang thrill, boot, charge, exhilaration, frisson, jollies, kick, rush, titillation, wallopWords Related to bang 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 of bang hit, bash, bump, collide, crash, impact, impinge, knock, ram, slam, smash, strike, swipe, thudWords Related to bang bounce, carom, clunk, glance, rebound, ricochet, skim, skip; contact, land, touch; brush, graze, kiss, nudge, scrape, shave, sweep; bulldoze, jostle, muscle, press, pushNear Antonyms of bang 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 of bang 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, zapWords Related to bang 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 of bang slamWords Related to bang close, shut, stop; bar, batten (down), bolt, chain, fasten, latch, lock, seal, secureNear Antonyms of bang open; unbar, unbolt, unfasten, unlatch, unlock, unseal


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