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bang

verb uk   us   /bæŋ/

bang verb (NOISE)

B2 [I or T] to (cause something to) make a sudden very loud noise or noises: She banged her fist angrily on the table. Outside a door was banging in the wind. He could hear someone banging at the door. I could hear her in the kitchen banging about (= doing things noisily).
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bang verb (HIT)

[T] to hit a part of the body against something by accident: I banged my head against/on the shelf as I stood up.

bang verb (SEX)

[T] offensive to have sex with someone

bang

noun [C] uk   us   /bæŋ/

bang noun [C] (NOISE)

B2 a sudden very loud noise: The window slammed shut with a loud bang.

bang noun [C] (HIT)

an act of hitting someone or something: I think she must have got a bang on the head.

bang

exclamation uk   us   /bæŋ/
used to suggest the sound of a sudden loud noise, such as a gunshot or an explosion: "Bang! Bang! You're dead!" said the child, pointing a plastic gun at me.go bang to make a sudden loud noise: The balloon went bang when it landed on the bush.

bang

adverb uk   us   /bæŋ/ informal
exactly or directly: The car came to a halt bang in the middle of the road. I live bang opposite the supermarket. I turned the corner and walked slap bang into him. software that is bang (= completely) up to date
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