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English noun: bang

1. bang (event) a vigorous blow


SamplesThe sudden knock floored him.
He took a bash right in his face.
He got a bang on the head.


Synonymsbash, belt, knock, smash


Broader (hypernym)blow, bump

2. bang (event) a sudden very loud noise


Synonymsbam, blast, clap, eruption


Broader (hypernym)noise


Narrower (hyponym)water hammer

3. bang (body) a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead


Synonymsfringe


Broader (hypernym)coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle

4. bang (feeling) the swift release of a store of affective force


SamplesThey got a great bang out of it.
What a boot!.
He got a quick rush from injecting heroin.
He does it for kicks.


Synonymsboot, charge, flush, kick, rush, thrill


Broader (hypernym)excitement, exhilaration

5. bang (act) a conspicuous success


SamplesThat song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career.
That new Broadway show is a real smasher.
The party went with a bang.


Synonymshit, smash, smasher, strike


Broader (hypernym)success


Narrower (hyponym)blockbuster, megahit, sleeper, smash hit


English adverb: bang

1. bang directly


SamplesHe ran bang into the pole.
Ran slap into her.


Synonymsbolt, slap, slapdash, smack


Domain usagecolloquialism


English verb: bang

1. bang (contact) strike violently


SamplesSlam the ball.


Synonymsslam


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)hit

2. bang (perception) to produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive sound


SamplesOne of them banged the sash of the window nearest my bed.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)go, sound

3. bang (contact) close violently


SamplesHe slammed the door shut.


ExamplesThey want to bang the doors


Synonymsslam


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)close, shut

4. bang (motion) move noisily


SamplesThe window banged shut.
The old man banged around the house.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

5. bang (contact) have sexual intercourse with


SamplesThis student sleeps with everyone in her dorm.
Adam knew Eve.
Were you ever intimate with this man?.


Synonymsbe intimate, bed, bonk, do it, eff, fuck, get it on, get laid, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, hump, jazz, know, lie with, love, make love, make out, roll in the hay, screw, sleep together, sleep with


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)copulate, couple, mate, pair


Narrower (hyponym)fornicate, have, take


Verb groupmake out, neck

6. bang (contact) leap, jerk, bang


SamplesBullets spanged into the trees.


Synonymsspang


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)collide with, hit, impinge on, run into, strike


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