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bang

bang

 
pronunciation:
baeng
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb, adverb
phrases:
bang up
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sudden, loud, explosive sound.
The balloon burst with a bang.
similar words:
clap, explosion, report, slam
definition 2: a sudden or hard hit or blow.
The falling branch gave me a bang on the shoulder.
similar words:
hit, pound, rap, slam
definition 3: (informal) a sudden burst of energy or motion.
The show started with a bang.
definition 4: (informal) a keen pleasure or enjoyment.
I get a bang out of her sense of humor.
similar words:
kick
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: banged, banging, bangs
definition 1: to hit loudly or violently.
He banged the drum.She banged me on the head.
similar words:
clash, nail, pound
definition 2: to shut loudly; slam.
He banged the door when he left.
similar words:
clap, slam
definition 3: (vulgar) to have sexual intercourse with.
similar words:
ball, lay
phrase: bang up
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to make a sudden explosive sound.
The gun banged.
similar words:
crack
definition 2: to strike forcefully.
They were banging on the door.
similar words:
pound
definition 3: (vulgar) to have sexual intercourse.
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part of speech: adverb
definition: exactly; directly.
He stood bang in my way.
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