Synonyms of 'bang'
a short loud explosive noise, such as the report of a gunI heard four or five loud bangs.
Three people were badly injured in a bomb explosion.
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 fireworks
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.
thump, , , ,
There was a loud thump as the horse crashed into the van.
great peals of thunder
a heavy detonation echoed round the housing estate
a hard blow or loud knocka nasty bang on the head
He went off to hospital after a blow to the face.
a hit on the head
She gave him a playful 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.
bash (informal), ,
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 Billy a cuff.
He gave the tree trunk a whack with the axe.
With a single wallop, Clarke sent him flying.
slosh (British, slang), ,
to make or cause to make a loud noise, as of an explosionThe engine spat and banged.
beat, , ,
I felt my heart beat faster.
Thunder boomed like battlefield cannons over Crooked Mountain.
The rumble of thunder echoed through the valley.
Rain drummed on the roof of the car.
the sound of fireworks thundering up above
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.
to close (a door) noisilythe sound of doors banging
I didn't mean to bang into you.
to hit or knock, esp. with a loud noiseWe 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.
He lost the boxing match and was badly beaten by his opponent.
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 George in the stomach?
Hammer a wooden peg into the hole.
A guard raps his stick on a metal hand rail.
My mother bashed her shin with a suitcase.
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)
preciselybang 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 aimed the camera squarely at his face.
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.
It's as bang up-to-date as you can get.
Dozens of flats have been completely destroyed.
I have fallen completely in love with him.
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
with a sudden impactJust put your foot down and bang, you're off.
See with a bang
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in the sense of abruptly
He stopped abruptly and looked my way.
in the sense of absolutely
completely or perfectlyShe is absolutely right.
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