Definition of prang in English:

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Pronunciation: /praŋ/
British informal


[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.


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


1940s: imitative.

Words that rhyme with prang

bang, Battambang, bhang, clang, Da Nang, dang, fang, gang, hang, harangue, kiang, Kuomintang, Kweiyang, Laing, Luang Prabang, meringue, Nanchang, Pahang, pang, parang, Penang, Pyongyang, rang, sang, satang, Shang, shebang, Shenyang, slambang, slang, spang, sprang, Sturm und Drang, tang, thang, trepang, twang, vang, whang, Xizang, yang, Zaozhuang

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