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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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At this moment that terrible door, which Pierre had watched so long and which had always opened so quietly, burst noisily open and banged against the wall, and the second of the three sisters rushed out wringing her hands.
The Vicomte de Chagny shouted and banged against the walls like a madman.
Then he was battered to and fro as a rat is shaken by a dog--to and fro on the floor, up and down, and around in great circles, but his eyes were red and he held on as the body cart-whipped over the floor, upsetting the tin dipper and the soap dish and the flesh brush, and banged against the tin side of the bath.
Presently he heard a slight commotion in the river beneath him and something banged against one of his feet, followed almost instantly by a sound that he felt he could not have mistaken--the click of great jaws snapping together.
The bullets whanged and banged against it till it rang like a bull's-eye, but Charley grinned in its shelter, and coolly went on steering.
Are you so everlastin' anxious to land him alone?" Harvey's knuckles were raw and bleeding where they had been banged against the gunwale; his face was purple-blue between excitement and exertion; he dripped with sweat, and was half blinded from staring at the circling sunlit ripples about the swiftly moving line.
The wind banged against the windows in great gusts, screaming louder than the organ, and threatening to blow out the agitated lights together.
When you banged against it with the palm of your hand you could feel it moving.
The victim sustained head and body wounds and contusions after he was allegedly struck with a metal object and banged against office furnitures and appliances.
As I started to sit down, my pistol got caught and popped out of the holster, banged against the back wall and skidded forward out under the door--just as a bus pulled up and the restroom filled with tourists.
Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi told reporters that the "noise" was analysed and experts said the sounds did not come from tools being banged against the hull of a submarine as was previously reported by some media.
So razor-keen the tackling, there were spells when the ball was jammed by scything feet, banged against opponents, the goal frames, the boundary wall - only the back of the net being kind to it.
Some of them slapped their cheeks while others banged against the iron bars of the cage.
He blacked out after his head was banged against a wall, and there was punching and kicking.
"She's stumbling as she's being pushed (and) inside the bedroom was grabbed by her head and her head banged against the wall."