bang against

bang (something) against (something)

To smack something against another item or surface. I broke the plate when I accidentally banged it against the countertop. She banged her cup against the table to show her displeasure.
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bang something against someone or something

to strike something against someone or something. (Usually refers to striking with something that can make a banging noise.) She banged the spoon against the pan to call everyone to dinner. He banged the pan against me and made me very angry.
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bang against someone or something

to knock or strike against someone or something. The shutter banged against the side of the house. The board banged against me and hurt my shin.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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As knocking was of no use, Pinocchio, in despair, began to kick and bang against the door, as if he wanted to break it.
"He got a bang against Bohemians but was quite happy to play.
BRISTOL are under orders to end the year with a bang against fellow strugglers Newcastle at Ashton Gate.
The team started the tournament with a bang against Brazil, controlling much of the game with torrid sniping by Pogoy and the inside attacks of Pringle, who is playing his first 3x3.
But Clark believes his team can return from the international break with a bang against St Johnstone tomorrow.
Joe Ledley was substituted after taking a bang against England
Regulars will know we are bang against video technology in games unless, as has been proven with goalline technology (we're quite happy to put our hands up and say we were wrong on that one), it doesn't interrupt the flow of the game.
"Robbo took a bang against Wolves towards the end of it and his quad has just swelled up a little bit.
WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS were unable to cope with their Asian Champions League fixture congestion last season but Tony Popovic's side are much better than the ninthplaced finish would suggest and they can start this term with a bang against Brisbane, writes Mark Langdon.
He played a key role in Australia being crowned Rugby Championship kings this summer and starting their quest for a third World Cup triumph with a bang against Fiji, Uruguay and England.
The protrusion that sticks out from the helmet can bang against other equipment.
We've got to beat Dudley and hope for some miracles elsewhere but, whatever happens, we'll be trying to go out with a bang against Dudley and overall I'm proud of what we've done."
ALAN PARDEW is hoping that Newcastle United can sign off their season with a bang against Arsenal next Sunday.
22 NEATH rounded off their British and Irish Cup campaign with a bang against Stirling County at The Gnoll, writes Tony Poole.
STEVE Morison believes Wales are ready to start their World Cup qualifying campaign with a bang against Belgium, after receiving a "kick up the backside" from manager Chris Coleman.