Idioms

    bang off, Chiefly British Slang. immediately; right away.
    bang on, Chiefly British Slang. terrific; marvelous; just right: That hat is absolutely bang on.

Origin of bang

1
1540–50; 1930–35 for def 5; compare Old Norse banga to beat, hammer, Low German bangen to strike, beat, German dialect banken; perhaps orig. imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for bang into (1 of 3)

bang

1
/ (bæŋ) /

noun

verb

adverb

Word Origin for bang

C16: from Old Norse bang, banga hammer; related to Low German bangen to beat; all of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for bang into (2 of 3)

bang

2
/ (bæŋ) /

noun

a fringe or section of hair cut straight across the forehead

verb (tr)

to cut (the hair) in such a style
to dock (the tail of a horse, etc)

Word Origin for bang

C19: probably short for bangtail short tail

British Dictionary definitions for bang into (3 of 3)

bang

3
/ (bæŋ) /

noun

a variant spelling of bhang
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Medicine definitions for bang into

Bang

[ băng, bäng ]
Bernhard Lauritz Frederik 1848-1932

Danish veterinarian who discovered Brucella abortus, the agent of brucellosis in cattle and of undulant fever in humans.
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Idioms and Phrases with bang into (1 of 2)

bang into


1

Crash noisily into, collide with, as in A clumsy fellow, Bill was always banging into furniture. [Early 1700s]

2

Strike heavily so as to drive in; also, persuade. For example, I've been banging nails into the siding all day, or I can't seem to bang it into his head that time is precious. The literal usage dates from the mid-1500s, the figurative from the second half of the 1800s. Also see bump into.

Idioms and Phrases with bang into (2 of 2)

bang


In addition to the idioms beginning with bang

  • bang away
  • bang for the buck
  • bang into
  • bang one's head against
  • bang out
  • bang up

also see:

  • beat (bang) one's head against the wall
  • get a bang out of
  • go over big (with a bang)
  • more bang for the buck
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