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bang

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive), Adverb

CIDE DICTIONARY

bangv. t. [Icel. banga to hammer; akin to Dan. banke to beat, Sw. bångas to be impetuous, G. bengel club, clapper of a bell.].
  •  To beat, as with a club or cudgel; to treat with violence; to handle roughly.  [1913 Webster]
    "The desperate tempest hath so banged the Turks."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To beat or thump, or to cause (something) to hit or strike against another object, in such a way as to make a loud noise; as, to bang a drum or a piano; to bang a door (against the doorpost or casing) in shutting it.  [1913 Webster]
bangv. i. 
     To make a loud noise, as if with a blow or succession of blows; as, the window blind banged and waked me; he was banging on the piano.  [1913 Webster]
bangn. 
  •  A blow as with a club; a heavy blow.  [1913 Webster]
    "Many a stiff thwack, many a bang."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The loud sound produced by a sudden concussion or explosion.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A surge of pleasure; a thrill; -- usually used in the phrase get a bang out of; as, I always get a bang out of watching an ice skater do a quadruple jump.  [PJC]
  •  An exclamation point; -- used in verbal descriptions of text, in printing and in computer technology; as, his email address is tom bang stanford dot edu (i.e. tom!stanford.edu).  [PJC]
bangv. t. 
     To cut squarely across, as the tail of a horse, or the forelock of human beings; to cut (the hair).  [1913 Webster]
    "His hair banged even with his eyebrows."  [1913 Webster]
bangn. 
     The short, front hair combed down over the forehead, esp. when cut squarely across; a false front of hair similarly worn; -- usually used in the plural; as, her bangs came down almost to her eyes.  [1913 Webster]
    "His hair cut in front like a young lady's bang."  [1913 Webster]
bangn. 
     See Bhang.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

bang, n., v., & adv.
--n.
1 a a loud short sound. b an explosion. c the report of a gun.
2 a a sharp blow. b the sound of this.
3 esp. US a fringe of hair cut straight across the forehead.
4 coarse sl. an act of sexual intercourse.
5 sl. a drug injection (cf. BHANG).
--v.
1 tr. & intr. strike or shut noisily (banged the door shut; banged on the table).
2 tr. & intr. make or cause to make the sound of a blow or an explosion.
3 tr. esp. US cut (hair) in a bang.
4 coarse sl. a intr. have sexual intercourse. b tr. have sexual intercourse with.
--adv.
1 with a bang or sudden impact.
2 colloq. exactly (bang in the middle).

Idiom
bang off Brit. sl. immediately. bang on Brit. colloq. exactly right. bang-up US sl. first-class, excellent (esp. bang-up job). go bang
1 (of a door etc.) shut noisily.
2 explode.
3 colloq. be suddenly destroyed (bang went their chances). go with a bang go successfully.
Etymology
16th c.: perh. f. Scand.

THESAURUS

bang

abruptly, accurately, aggressiveness, antitoxin, backfire, bag, bang into, bangs, bar, bark, barricade, bash, baste, bat, batten, batten down, batter, beat, beating, belt, best, better, biff, blast, blow, blowout, blowup, bolt, bonk, boom, booster, booster dose, booster shot, boot, buffet, bump, bump into, burst, bust, button, button up, cannon, carom, carom into, charge, choke, choke off, chop, clap, clash, clip, clobber, close, close up, clout, clump, coldcock, collide, come into collision, concuss, confront each other, constrict, contain, contract, cover, crack, crack up, crash, crash into, crump, crunch, cut, dash, dash into, deal, deal a blow, deck, detonate, detonation, dig, ding, dint, discharge, dose, draft, drive, dropping, drub, drubbing, drug packet, drumming, encounter, enterprise, exactly, exceed, explode, explosion, fall foul of, fasten, fetch, fetch a blow, fetlock, fire, fix, flail, flap, flare, flash, fleck, flock, flop, flush, fold, fold up, forelock, foul, fringe, fulguration, fulminate, fulmination, fusillade, get-up-and-go, getup, ginger, go, go off, gunshot, hammer, hastily, hit, hit a clip, hit against, howl, hurt, hurtle, hypodermic, hypodermic injection, impetuously, impinge, impulsively, initiative, injection, inoculation, jab, jet injection, jollies, key, kick, knock, knock against, knock cold, knock down, knock out, lambaste, larrup, latch, let have it, lick, lift, like a flash, like a thunderbolt, lock, lock out, lock up, mainlining, maul, meet, narcotic injection, narcotic shot, noise, occlude, of a sudden, on short notice, outdo, outgo, outshine, outstrip, overdose, padlock, paste, patter, pelt, pep, pepper, percuss, piss and vinegar, pizzazz, plop, plumb, plump, plunk, poke, pommel, poop, pop, popping, portion, potion, pound, precipitantly, precipitately, precipitously, precisely, pulverize, pummel, punch, push, quiff, quiver, rap, report, right, roar, roll, rumble, run into, rush, rush of emotion, salvo, seal, seal off, seal up, secure, sensation, sharp, shiver, shooting up, shot, shudder, shut, shut the door, shut up, sideswipe, skin-popping, slam, slam into, slap, slat, sledgehammer, slog, slug, smack, smack into, smack-dab, smash, smash into, smash up, smite, snap, soak, sock, sound, spang, spank, splat, spunk, square, squarely, squeeze shut, starch, startlingly, strangle, strike, strike against, strike at, stroke, successful, sudden, suddenly, surge of emotion, surprisingly, swap, swat, swing, swipe, tap, tattoo, thrash, thresh, thrill, thrust, thump, thunder, thwack, tingle, tingling, titillation, tremor, tremor of excitement, tuft, unawares, unexpectedly, vaccination, vaccine, verve, vim, vitality, volley, wallop, whack, wham, whap, whip, whomp, whop, without notice, without warning, wow, yerk, zing, zip, zip up, zipper

ROGET THESAURUS

bang

Punishment

VB punish, chastise, chasten, castigate, correct, inflict punishment, administer correction, deal retributive justice, cowhide, lambaste, visit upon, pay, pay out, serve out, do for, make short work of, give a lesson to, serve one right, make an example of, have a rod in pickle for, give it one, strike, deal a blow to, administer the lash, smite, slap, slap the face, smack, cuff, box the ears, spank, thwack, thump, beat, lay on, swinge, buffet, thresh, thrash, pummel, drub, leather, trounce, sandbag, baste, belabor, lace, lace one's jacket, dress, dress down, give a dressing, trim, warm, wipe, tund, cob, bang, strap, comb, lash, lick, larrup, wallop, whop, flog, scourge, whip, birch, cane, give the stick, switch, flagellate, horsewhip, bastinado, towel, rub down with an oaken towel, rib roast, dust one's jacket, fustigate, pitch into, lay about one, beat black and blue, beat to a mummy, beat to a jelly, give a black eye, tar and feather, pelt, stone, lapidate, masthead, keelhaul, execute, bring to the block, bring to the gallows, behead, decapitate, guillotine, decollate, hang, turn off, gibbet, bowstring, hang draw and quarter, shoot, decimate, burn, break on the wheel, crucify, empale, impale, flay, lynch, electrocute, gas, send to the gas chamber, torture, put on, put to the rack, picket, banish, exile, transport, expel, ostracize, rusticate, drum out, dismiss, disbar, disbench, strike off the roll, unfrock, post, suffer, suffer for, suffer punishment, be flogged, be executed, suffer the ultimate penalty, be hanged, come to the gallows, mount the gallows, swing, twist in the wind, dance upon nothing, die in one's shoes, be rightly served, be electrocuted, fry, ride the lightning, face the firing squad.

Impulse

N impulse, sudden thought, impromptu, improvisation, inspiration, flash, spurt, improvisatore, creature of impulse, extemporaneous, impulsive, indeliberate, snap, improvised, improvisate, improvisatory, unpremeditated, unmeditated, improvise, unprompted, unguided, natural, unguarded, spontaneous, instinctive, extempore, extemporaneously, offhand, impromptu, a limproviste, improviso, on the spur of the moment, on the spur of the occasion, impulse, impulsion, impetus, momentum, push, pulsion, thrust, shove, jog, jolt, brunt, booming, boost, throw, explosion, propulsion, percussion, concussion, collision, occursion, clash, encounter, cannon, carambole, appulse, shock, crash, bump, impact, elan, charge, beating, blow, dint, stroke, knock, tap, rap, slap, smack, pat, dab, fillip, slam, bang, hit, whack, thwack, cuff, squash, dowse, swap, whap, punch, thump, pelt, kick, punce, calcitration, ruade, arietation, cut, thrust, lunge, yerk, carom, carrom, clip, jab, plug, sidewinder, sidewipe, sideswipe, hammer, sledge hammer, mall, maul, mallet, flail, ram, rammer, battering ram, monkey, pile-driving engine, punch, bat, cant hook, cudgel, ax, dynamics, seismometer, accelerometer, earthquake detector, impelling, impulsive, impellent, booming, dynamic, dynamical, impelled, a hit, a very palpable hit.

VB flash on the mind, say what comes uppermost, improvise, extemporize, give an impetus, impel, push, start, give a start to, set going, drive, urge, boom, thrust, prod, foin, cant, elbow, shoulder, jostle, justle, hustle, hurtle, shove, jog, jolt, encounter, run against, bump against, butt against, knock one's head against, run one's head against, impinge, boost, bunt, carom, clip y, fan, fan out, jab, plug, strike, knock, hit, tap, rap, slap, flap, dab, pat, thump, beat, blow, bang, slam, dash, punch, thwack, whack, hit hard, strike hard, swap, batter, dowse, baste, pelt, patter, buffet, belabor, fetch one a blow, poke at, pink, lunge, yerk, kick, calcitrate, butt, strike at, whip, come into a collision, enter into collision, collide, sideswipe, foul, fall foul of, run foul of, telescope, throw.

Snap

VB rap, snap, tap, knock, ping, click, clash, crack, crackle, crash, pop, slam, bang, blast, boom, clap, clang, clack, whack, wham, brustle, burst on the ear, crepitate, rump, blow up, blow, detonate.


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