Synonyms of 'bang'
1 explosionDictionary, report, shotI heard four or five loud bangs.
Three people were killed in a bomb explosion in London today.
There was a loud report as the fuel tanks exploded.
Guards at the training base heard the shots.
Each corn kernel will make a loud pop when cooked.
Suddenly there was a loud crack and glass flew into the air.
a shotgun blast
a burst of machine-gun fire
The stillness of the night was broken by the boom of a cannon.
Where firearms are kept at home, the risk of accidental discharge is high.
There was a loud thump as the horse crashed into the van.
great peals of thunder
a heavy detonation echoed round the housing estate
2 blowDictionary, hit, boxa nasty bang on the head
He went off to hospital after a blow to the face.
a hit on the head
His mother dealt him a violent box on the ears.
He had taken a knock on the head in training.
He was sending the ball into the net with each stroke.
He's asking for a punch on the nose.
He gave me a belt over the head with a scrubbing brush.
There was a light rap on the door.
I felt a little bump and knew instinctively what had happened.
She gave him a bash on the head.
I end up shouting at him or giving him a smack.
He felt a thump on his shoulder.
I was half tempted to give them a clout myself.
He gave the dog a cuff.
He gave the donkey a whack across the back with a stick.
With one brutal wallop, Clarke sent him flying.
slosh (British, slang)
1 resoundDictionary, beat, crashThe engine spat and banged.
I felt my heart beat faster.
Thunder boomed like battlefield cannons over Crooked Mountain.
The distant crash of bombs echoes through the whole city.
Rain drummed on the roof of the car.
the sound of the guns thundering in the fog
My heart was thumping wildly.
His head throbbed.
She ran upstairs, her bare feet thudding on the wood.
A little later the church bell clanged.
2 slamDictionary, crash, thumpthe sound of doors banging
3 bumpDictionary, knock, elbowI didn't mean to bang into you.
4 hitDictionary, pound, beatWe could bang on the desks and shout until they let us out.
She hit him hard across his left arm.
He pounded the table with his fist.
They were beaten to death with baseball bats.
She took two steps forward and struck him across the mouth.
Knock at my window at eight o'clock and I'll be ready.
Is it true that she belted old George in the stomach?
Hammer a wooden peg into the hole.
A guard raps his stick on a metal hand rail.
If he tries to bash you he'll have to bash me as well.
He thumped me, nearly knocking me over.
He trapped Conn in a corner and pummelled him ferociously.
beat or knock seven bells out of (informal)
1 exactlyDictionary, just, straightbang in the middle of the track
He arrived at exactly five o'clock.
Kiwi fruit are just the thing for a healthy snack.
Straight ahead were the low cabins of the motel.
I kept the gun aimed squarely at his eyes.
The meeting began at precisely 4.00 p.m.
smack in the middle of the city
The hotel is set plumb in the middle of the High Street.
Dozens of flats have been completely destroyed.
It is quite clear that we were firing in self defence.
Young people want something totally different from the old ways.
She was fully aware of my thoughts.
The two cases are entirely different.
She is absolutely right.
She wasn't altogether sorry to be leaving.
We returned home thoroughly contented.
The accusation is wholly without foundation.
The new laws coming in are utterly ridiculous.
a hundred per cent
one hundred per cent
down to the ground
3 suddenlyDictionary, promptly, instantlyEmail: I click on 'send', and bang, it's there!
with a bang
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He stopped abruptly and looked my way.
Absolutely means totally and completely.
She is absolutely right.
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Thesaurus for bang from the Collins English Thesaurus
A bang is a sudden loud noise such as the noise of an explosion.