Pronunciation: (bang),[key] —n. 1. a loud, sudden, explosive noise, as the discharge of a gun.
2. a resounding stroke or blow: a nasty bang on the head. 3. Informal.a sudden movement or show of energy: He started with a bang. 4. energy; vitality; spirit: The bang has gone out of my work. 5. Informal.sudden or intense pleasure; thrill; excitement: a big bang out of seeing movies. 6. Slang(vulgar). sexual intercourse.
7. Printing and Computer Slang.an exclamation point.
—v.t. 1. to strike or beat resoundingly; pound: to bang a door. 2. to hit or bump painfully: to bang one's ankle on a chair leg. 3. to throw or set down roughly; slam: He banged the plates on the table. 4. Slang(vulgar). to have sexual intercourse with.
—v.i. 1. to strike violently or noisily: to bang on the door. 2. to make a loud, sudden, explosive noise like that of a violent blow: The guns banged all night. 3. Slang(vulgar). to have sexual intercourse.
4. bang into, to collide with; bump into: The truck skidded on the ice and banged into a parked car. 5. bang up, to damage: A passing car banged up our fender.
—adv. 1. suddenly and loudly; abruptly or violently: She fell bang against the wall. 2. directly; precisely; right: He stood bang in the middle of the flower bed. 3. bang off,Chiefly Brit. Slang. immediately; right away.
4. bang on,Chiefly Brit. Slang. terrific; marvelous; just right: That hat is absolutely bang on.
Pronunciation: (bang),[key] —n. Often, bangs. a fringe of hair combed or brushed forward over the forehead.
—v.t. 1. to cut (the hair) so as to form a fringe over the forehead.
2. to dock (the tail of a horse or dog).