Definition of prang in English:

prang

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Pronunciation: /praŋ
 
/
British informal

verb

[with object]
  • 1Crash (a motor vehicle or aircraft): Ernie pranged his sports car last month
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    • They prang their aircraft on the summit of that, however, and all die through lack of oxygen.
    • The shocked motorist rubbed her eyes in disbelief when she pranged her car.
    • They were, after all, responsible for not one but two of his family cars being pranged in the same bizarre accident three years ago.
  • 1.1 dated Bomb (a target) successfully from the air.

noun

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  • 1A crash involving a motor vehicle or aircraft: he had numerous prangs and near misses in his motoring life
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    • A former driving school car is also easily spotted by the poor panel gaps and resprayed bodywork that come from the numerous minor prangs of learner drivers.
    • These type of prangs have dropped though as the cops around the countries fill in the gaps between the revenue raisers.
    • The situation is just an accident waiting to happen and there are already frequent prangs and bumps around the junction.
  • 1.1 dated A bombing raid: tell him about your wizard prangs in the war

Origin

1940s: imitative.

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