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bang

1 noun
     
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bang1 S3
1 [countable]C a sudden loud noise caused by something such as a gun or an object hitting a hard surface:
There was a loud bang outside the kitchen door.
2 [countable] a painful blow to the body when you hit against something or something hits you [= bump]:
a bang on the head
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bangs

[plural] American EnglishDCB hair cut straight across your forehead [= fringe British English]
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with a bang

in a very successful way:
Stock markets started the year with a bang.
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(get) a bigger/better etc bang for your buck

informal something that gives you a good effect or a lot of value for the effort or money you spend on it:
Are taxpayers getting enough bang for their buck?
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get a bang out of something

American English spoken to enjoy something very much

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