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Definition 1: a conspicuous success - [noun denoting act]

Samples where bang or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that 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

Synonyms for bang in the sense of this definition

(bang is a kind of ...) an attainment that is successful

"his success in the marathon was unexpected" "his new play was a great success"

(... is a kind of bang ) an unusually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel)

(... is a kind of bang ) an unexpected hit

"that movie was the sleeper of the summer"

Definition 2: a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for bang in the sense of this definition

(bang is a kind of ...) the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)

Definition 3: a sudden very loud noise - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for bang in the sense of this definition

(bang is a kind of ...) sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

"he enjoyed the street noises" "they heard indistinct noises of people talking" "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"

(... is a kind of bang ) the banging sound of steam in pipes

Definition 4: a vigorous blow - [noun denoting event]

Samples where bang or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the sudden knock floored him
  • he took a bash right in his face
  • he got a bang on the head

Synonyms for bang in the sense of this definition

(bang is a kind of ...) an impact (as from a collision)

"the bump threw him off the bicycle"

Definition 5: the swift release of a store of affective force - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where bang or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they got a great bang out of it
  • what a boot!
  • he got a quick rush from injecting heroin
  • he does it for kicks

Synonyms for bang in the sense of this definition

(bang is a kind of ...) the feeling of lively and cheerful joy

"he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed"

Definition 6: strike violently - [verb of contact]

Samples where bang or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • slam the ball

Synonyms for bang in the sense of this definition

(bang is a kind of ...) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

"He hit her hard in the face"

Definition 7: close violently - [verb of contact]

Samples where bang or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He slammed the door shut

Synonyms for bang in the sense of this definition

(bang is a kind of ...) move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut

"Close the door" "shut the window"

Definition 8: leap, jerk, bang - [verb of contact]

Samples where bang or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Bullets spanged into the trees

Synonyms for bang in the sense of this definition

(bang is a kind of ...) hit against; come into sudden contact with

"The car hit a tree" "He struck the table with his elbow"

(bang is used in the usage domain ...) the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people

"the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English" "he has a strong German accent" "it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy"

Definition 9: have sexual intercourse with - [verb of contact]

Samples where bang or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for bang in the sense of this definition

(bang is a kind of ...) engage in sexual intercourse

"Birds mate in the Spring"

(... is a kind of bang ) have sex with; archaic use

"He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"

(... is a kind of bang ) have sex without being married

(bang has a similar meaning as ...) kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion

"The couple were necking in the back seat of the car"

Definition 10: move noisily - [verb of motion]

Samples where bang or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The window banged shut
  • The old man banged around the house

(bang is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

Definition 11: to produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive sound - [verb of perception]

Samples where bang or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • One of them banged the sash of the window nearest my bed

(bang is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

Definition 12: directly - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where bang or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he ran bang into the pole
  • ran slap into her

Synonyms for bang in the sense of this definition

(bang is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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