1 sudden loud noise
ADJ. almighty, big, enormous, huge, loud, massive, terrific, tremendous
VERB + BANG let out, make The engine let out a bang. Will the firework make a loud enough bang? | hear We suddenly heard an almighty bang from the kitchen.
BANG + VERB echo
PREP. with a ~ She slammed the door with a loud bang.
2 sudden hard hit
ADJ. nasty He got a nasty bang on the head.
VERB + BANG get, have
1 hit noisily
ADV. hard, loudly
PREP. against He kept banging his chair against the wall. | on She banged loudly on the table.
PHRASES bang sth about, bang (sth) down, bang (sth) open/shut The bedroom door banged shut. She banged the door shut.
2 part of the body/person
ADV. badly, hard I had banged my head badly.
PREP. into He banged into me in the corridor. | on I banged my leg on the table.