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bang
British English: /baŋ/
American English: /bæŋ/

Translation of bang in French:

noun

  • 2 (knock) my knee got a nasty bang
    j'ai reçu un vilain coup sur le genou

also: bangs plural noun

adverb

  • (informal)bang in the middle
    en plein centre
    to arrive bang on time
    arriver à l'heure pile
    bang on target
    [literal]
    en plein dans le mille
    production is bang on target
    on a atteint pile (informal) nos objectifs de production
    the technology is bang up to date
    la technologie est des plus récentes

exclamation

  • (imitating gun)
    pan!
    (imitating explosion)
    boum!, bang!

transitive verb

  • 1 (place something noisily) See examples: to bang something down on
    poser bruyamment quelque chose sur
    to bang down the receiver
    raccrocher brutalement
  • 2 (causing pain) See examples: to bang one's head
    se cogner la tête
    on contre
    I'll bang your heads together!
    (to two children)
    vous allez recevoir tous les deux des claques!
  • 5
    [vulgar]
    (have sex with)
    se taper
    (vulgar) (woman)

intransitive verb

  • 1 (strike) See examples: to bang on
    cogner à
    (wall, door)
    he banged on the table with his fist
    il a tapé du poing sur la table
    to bang against
    (table, chair)
  • 2 (make noise)
    (door, shutter)
    to bang shut
    se fermer en claquant
    to bang in the wind
    claquer au vent
  • 3
    [vulgar]
    (have sex)
    (vulgar)

Idioms

bang goes (informal) my holiday/my promotion

je peux dire adieu à mes vacances/ma promotion

to go out with a bang

finir avec un grand éclat

Phrasal verbs

bang in

bang [something] in, bang in [something]
(nail, peg, tack) with à coups de

bang into

bang into [somebody/something]

bang on about

(British English)
bang on about [something] (informal)
(subject)

bang up

bang [somebody] up, bang up [somebody] (British English) (put in jail)
(informal)
to be banged up for five years
être bouclé pour cinq ans

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