bang around

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 resident, Mr Kaburu Kiboto, told journalists on Friday that he heard a loud bang around midnight and when he rushed to the scene he found a wreckage of the truck about 200 metres from the road.
Gold, silver and bronze winners in the two age categories will be treated to a ride in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang around the Palace's grounds and down to the river where they'll have Tea on the Thames on HM The Queen's Rowbarge, Gloriana.
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Did you hear a loud bang around 4am yesterday or see a car travelling at speed from the bank at that time?
According to her, when she was preparing to go to bed, she heard a big bang around midnight and when she came out to find out the cause, she was kidnapped by some six car-borne persons and taken away.
The essence of this collection is summed up perfectly in the words of one of her characters: "We bang around all of us together on this earth, sometimes being useful, sometimes making graceful gestures, but generally unaware in any meaningful way of anybody who is not ourselves.
Police sources said that unidentified miscreants planted a time bomb targeting police van escorted the polio team exploded with big bang around 8:35am; however, fortunately, police van passed that road earlier.
But you've got to be quite stern when you go near him and bang around so he's still afraid of you.
Globular clusters, which contain about a million stars, are some of the oldest structures in the Universe, having formed shortly after the Big Bang around 14 billion years ago.
Harrellson doesn't shoot the three, and his body (275 lbs) lets him bang around under the boards.
Some residents reported hearing a loud bang around the time of the controlled explosion.
We believe that Seamus was spooked by a loud bang around September 2008.
She is such a physical presence, She's probably improved the most and she's starting to figure out it's OK to bang around a little bit.
Modern theory has it that life, the universe and everything began with a big bang around 15 billion years ago.