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bang something out
to play something on the piano, loudly, banging on the keys; to type something on a keyboard by pounding on the keys. Let me bang this melody out and see if you can guess who wrote it. Please bang out the school song good and loud. I banged out the newspaper story and just barely made my deadline.
Produce something loudly or hastily by striking, either a musical instrument or a typing keyboard. For example, The accompanist banged out the melody on the piano, or John planned to bang out his presentation in a couple of hours. [Late 1800s]
1. To write something very quickly, especially using a keyboard: Facing a deadline, the writer banged out an editorial for the paper. I need to reply to the bank right away; could you bang a letter out for me?
2. To play a piece of music very loudly, especially on a piano: I sat down and banged out some funny songs to entertain my friends. I think of this waltz as a quiet piece of music, but some players really bang it out.