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bang         

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      n  
1    a short loud explosive noise, as of the bursting of a balloon or the report of a gun  
2    a hard blow or knock, esp. a noisy one; thump  
he gave the ball a bang     
3    Informal   a startling or sudden effect  
he realized with a bang that he was late     
4    Slang   an injection of heroin or other narcotic  
5    Taboo slang   an act of sexual intercourse  
6    get a bang out of     (U.S. and Canadian)  
slang   to experience a thrill or excitement from  
7    with a bang   successfully  
the party went with a bang     
      vb  
8    to hit or knock, esp. with a loud noise; bump  
to bang one's head     
9    to move noisily or clumsily  
to bang about the house     
10    to close (a door, window, etc.) or (of a door, etc.) be closed noisily; slam  
11    tr   to cause to move by hitting vigorously  
he banged the ball over the fence     
12    to make or cause to make a loud noise, as of an explosion  
13    tr     (Brit)  
a    to cause (stock prices) to fall by rapid selling  
b    to sell rapidly in (a stock market), thus causing prices to fall  
14    Taboo slang   to have sexual intercourse with  
15    intr  
Slang   to inject heroin, etc.  
16    bang goes  
Informal   that is the end of  
bang goes my job in Wapping     
17    bang one's head against a brick wall   to try to achieve something impossible  
      adv  
18    with a sudden impact or effect  
bang went his hopes of winning, the car drove bang into a lamp-post     
19    precisely  
bang in the middle of the road     
20    bang to rights  
Slang   caught red-handed  
21    go bang   to burst, shut, etc., with a loud noise  
   See also       bang up  
     (C16: from Old Norse bang, banga hammer; related to Low German bangen to beat; all of imitative origin)  
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bang          [2]  
      n  
1    a fringe or section of hair cut straight across the forehead  
      vb   tr  
2    to cut (the hair) in such a style  
3    to dock (the tail of a horse, etc.)  
     (C19: probably short for bangtail short tail)  

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bang          [3]  
      n      a variant spelling of       bhang  

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bhang   , bang         
      n   a preparation of the leaves and flower tops of Indian hemp, which has psychoactive properties: much used in India  
   See also       cannabis  
     (C16: from Hindi bhang)  


bang          [1]  
      n  
1    a short loud explosive noise, as of the bursting of a balloon or the report of a gun  
2    a hard blow or knock, esp. a noisy one; thump  
he gave the ball a bang     
3    Informal   a startling or sudden effect  
he realized with a bang that he was late     
4    Slang   an injection of heroin or other narcotic  
5    Taboo slang   an act of sexual intercourse  
6    get a bang out of     (U.S. and Canadian)  
slang   to experience a thrill or excitement from  
7    with a bang   successfully  
the party went with a bang     
      vb  
8    to hit or knock, esp. with a loud noise; bump  
to bang one's head     
9    to move noisily or clumsily  
to bang about the house     
10    to close (a door, window, etc.) or (of a door, etc.) be closed noisily; slam  
11    tr   to cause to move by hitting vigorously  
he banged the ball over the fence     
12    to make or cause to make a loud noise, as of an explosion  
13    tr     (Brit)  
a    to cause (stock prices) to fall by rapid selling  
b    to sell rapidly in (a stock market), thus causing prices to fall  
14    Taboo slang   to have sexual intercourse with  
15    intr  
Slang   to inject heroin, etc.  
16    bang goes  
Informal   that is the end of  
bang goes my job in Wapping     
17    bang one's head against a brick wall   to try to achieve something impossible  
      adv  
18    with a sudden impact or effect  
bang went his hopes of winning, the car drove bang into a lamp-post     
19    precisely  
bang in the middle of the road     
20    bang to rights  
Slang   caught red-handed  
21    go bang   to burst, shut, etc., with a loud noise  
   See also       bang up  
     (C16: from Old Norse bang, banga hammer; related to Low German bangen to beat; all of imitative origin)  
bang          [2]  
      n  
1    a fringe or section of hair cut straight across the forehead  
      vb   tr  
2    to cut (the hair) in such a style  
3    to dock (the tail of a horse, etc.)  
     (C19: probably short for bangtail short tail)  
bang          [3]  
      n      a variant spelling of       bhang  
bang on  
      adj  
      adv     (Brit)  
informal  
1    with absolute accuracy  
2    excellent or excellently,   (Also (U.S.))    bang up  
bang up  
      vb   tr, adv  
Prison slang   to lock up (a prisoner) in his cell, esp. for the night  
big bang  
      n  
1    any sudden forceful beginning or radical change  
2    modifier   of or relating to the big-bang theory  
3    sometimes caps   the major modernization that took place on the London Stock Exchange on Oct. 27 1986, after which the distinction between jobbers and brokers was abolished and operations became fully computerized  
big-bang theory  
      n   a cosmological theory postulating that approximately 15000 million years ago all the matter of the universe, packed into a small superdense mass, was hurled in all directions by a cataclysmic explosion. As the fragments slowed down, the galaxies and stars evolved but the universe is still expanding  
   Compare       steady-state theory  
slam-bang  
      adv  
1       another word (esp. U.S.) for       slap-bang  
2      (U.S.)  
informal   carelessly; recklessly  
slap-bang  
      adv  
Informal     (chiefly Brit)  
1    in a violent, sudden, or noisy manner,   (U.S. equivalent)    slam-bang  
2    directly or immediately  
slap-bang in the middle     
whizz-bang   , whiz-bang         
      n  
1    a small-calibre World War I shell that, when discharged, travelled at such a high velocity that the sound of its flight was heard only an instant, if at all, before the sound of its explosion  
      adj  
2    Informal   excellent or first-rate  

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bang

  

      n  
1    boom, burst, clang, clap, clash, detonation, explosion, peal, pop, report, shot, slam, thud, thump  
2    belt     (informal)   blow, box, bump, cuff, hit, knock, punch, smack, stroke, wallop     (informal)   whack  
      vb  
3    bash     (informal)   beat, belt     (informal)   bump, clatter, crash, hammer, knock, pound, pummel, rap, slam, strike, thump, tonk     (informal)  
4    boom, burst, clang, detonate, drum, echo, explode, peal, resound, thump, thunder  
      adv  
5    abruptly, hard, headlong, noisily, precisely, slap, smack, straight, suddenly  

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a bang up job exp.
work perfectly performed
When I asked the students to do their homework, they did a bang up job.

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exp.
experience a special pleasure, excitement out of smth.; enjoy smth. very much
E.g.: She gets a bang out of shopping.
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