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"bang" in British English

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bangverb

uk   us   /bæŋ/

bang verb (NOISE)

B2 [I or T] to (​cause something to) make a ​sudden very ​loudnoise or ​noises: She banged her ​fistangrily 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

bangnoun [C]

uk   us   /bæŋ/

bang noun [C] (NOISE)

B2 a ​sudden very ​loudnoise: The ​windowslammedshut 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.

bangexclamation

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

bangadverb

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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(Definition of bang from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bang" in American English

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bangverb [I/T]

 us   /bæŋ/
to make or ​cause something to make a ​suddenloud, usually ​shortnoise, esp. by ​hitting two things together: [T] He banged his ​head on the ​opencupboarddoor. To bang out something is to do something ​quickly: [M] I ​sat down at the ​piano and banged out a ​tune.

bangnoun [C]

 us   /bæŋ/
a ​suddenloud, usually ​shortnoise: She ​ran out of the ​room and ​slammed the ​door with a bang.
(Definition of bang from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bang" in Business English

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bangnoun [U]

uk   us   /bæŋ/
bang for the/your buck informal if you get more bang for your ​buck, you get more or better ​results for the ​amount of ​money or ​effort you ​spend: Charities ​try to get a better and bigger bang for the ​buck by ​keeping their ​expenses down. It may ​cost more, but you get more bang for your ​buck if you ​advertise on TV rather than on radio.
(Definition of bang from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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