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[n] a conspicuous success; "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"; "that new Broadway show is a real smasher"
[n] a fringe of banged hair (cut short squarely across the forehead)
[n] a sudden very loud noise
[n] a vigorous blow; "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head"
[n] the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a rush!"; "he does it for kicks"
[adv] (informal) directly; "he ran bang into the pole"; "ran slap into her"
[v] leap. jerk, bang (dialectal); "Bullets spanged into the trees"
[v] strike violently
[v] close violently; "He slammed the door shut"
[v] have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve" (know is archaic); "Were you ever intimate with this man?"
[v] move noisily; "The window banged shut"; "The old man banged around the house"
[v] to produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive sound; "One of them banged the sash of the window nearest my bed"

Misc. Definitions

\Bang\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Banged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Banging}.] [Icel. banga to hammer; akin to Dan. banke to beat, Sw. b[*a]ngas to be impetuous, G. bengel club, clapper of a bell.]
1. To beat, as with a club or cudgel; to treat with violence; to handle roughly. The desperate tempest hath so banged the Turks. --Shak.
2. 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.
\Bang\, v. 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.
\Bang\, n.
1. A blow as with a club; a heavy blow. Many a stiff thwack, many a bang. --Hudibras.
2. The sound produced by a sudden concussion.
\Bang\, v. t. To cut squarely across, as the tail of a hors, or the forelock of human beings; to cut (the hair). His hair banged even with his eyebrows. --The Century Mag.
\Bang\, n. The short, front hair combed down over the forehead, esp. when cut squarely across; a false front of hair similarly worn. His hair cut in front like a young lady's bang. --W. D. Howells.
\Bang\, Bangue \Bangue\, n. See {Bhang}.

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