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bang around

To jostle someone or something; to knock things together. A noun can be used between "bang" and "around." Be careful with that box—don't bang around my glassware! I got banged around in that car accident. I think that kid will listen to us if we bang him around a bit and scare him.
See also: around, bang

bang someone or something around

to knock someone or something about; to beat or strike someone or something. Let's bang him around a little and see if that will change his mind. Why are you banging around my friend? Don't bang those pans around. He banged himself around badly in the car wreck.
See also: around, bang
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A lot of what we do is banging around trying to get a full-sized man, that's dead weight with all the extra gear on him, up a flight of stairs.
A QUICK WAY to lose any chance of a second invitation to hunt your friend's duck hole is to bring an unruly dog that spends the day banging around in the blind, spilling coffee, breaking with the shot and retrieving decoys.
He explained that the wild boar, known around here as 'javali', were being very destructive and banging around the corn.
Flaubert, of course, found the will to write, as well as the name of a character who had been banging around in his brain: "Emma Bovary" clicked as he reached the top of a hill overlooking the Nile on one side, endless desert on the other.
Police found the animal banging around trying to get the can off and running into shrubs.
Was it going to be all big guys and banging around or will it be a throw-it-around game.
I have the noisiest people above me with some serious big feet banging around.
Mother's Day for anyone with actual children at home, like Christmas morning, begins with the kids banging around hours before they normally rise, destroying the kitchen if you're lucky enough to be the recipient of breakfast in bed.
Now he keeps others awake by banging around, flicking lights on and off and opening cupboards.
Well before dawn, it was another noise: Johnny banging around the house, suiting and shoeing up for his morning run, the snow be damned.
It's usually in the early afternoon and it sounds like a lot of shouting and banging around.
A neighbouring caravanner also heard Mr Jones banging around in the caravan just prior to the fire.
A couple both blindfolded, banging around in the back bedroom, falling over my cricket bat.
She was always so loud and would bounce in, music blaring from her iPod and start banging around.