bang around

bang around

To jostle someone or something; to knock things together. A noun or pronoun 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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Patrolling policemen heard a loud bang around 6 a.m.
Residents who live nearby reported hearing a loud bang around the time of the crash.
The concert -- which was divided into two sections -- ended with the proverbial bang around midnight as Singh sang the soulful 'Kabira' from the Bollywood blockbuster 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani'.
"About four weeks later, I heard a bang around 11pm.
By ALEX NJERUbrA driver and his conductor were injured on Thursday night after their lorry veered off the road and rolled several times in Nithi Valley, Tharaka-Nithi County.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.
The manager was disturbed by a loud bang around 6.20am and went to investigate.
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?
There was also a 50-50 contest in the first half an hour which saw both promising full-back Adam Laidler and Boro defender Kieran Weledji throw themselves into a 50-50 challenge resulting in a loud bang around St James' Park.
"I heard a bang around the back, too, at about 4.30pm."
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.