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bang away

To clumsily strike the keys of something, such as a computer or piano. How much longer will your little sister bang away on the piano tonight? I'm getting a headache from all that racket. I can hear my grandmother banging away on the computer right now.
See also: away, bang

bang away

1. Strike repeatedly, as in Mary is always banging away on the piano, or The doorbell must be broken; see who is banging away at the door. [First half of 1800s] Also see bang out.
2. Go ahead; begin or continue. This slangy imperative usually calls merely for energetic action, as in You can start without me-bang away. Also see go to (it), def. 3.
See also: away, bang

bang away

v.
1. To hit something repeatedly, especially loudly or forcefully: He kept banging away on the door even though nobody answered.
2. To play a musical instrument with the hands, often loudly and with little skill: I couldn't get any sleep because my neighbor was banging away on the piano all night.
3. To work diligently and often at length at something: She banged away at the project until she finished it.
See also: away, bang
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But she watched for a chance, and directly banged away at a rat; but she missed him wide, and said "Ouch!" it hurt her arm so.
Now before you start Googling the number for social services so you can get your old wrinklies banged away, it doesn't mean they were bad at parenting.
Wyke's 56th-minute equaliser had come through a pass to feet and a nifty turn, and Lewis Morgan's second-half substitution - almost a banker in the games the Scot starts - left Sunderland with no specialist wingers, yet still they banged away at what Ross believed was the best route to goal.
Wyke's 56th-minute equaliser had come through a pass to feet and a nifty turn, and Lewis Morgan's second-half substitution -- almost a banker in the games the Scot starts -- left Sunderland with no specialist wingers, yet still they banged away at what Ross believed was the best route to goal.
Tigers torch Blue Eagles with torrid outside shooting !-- -- Kristina Villanueva (The Philippine Star) - March 8, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines University of Santo Tomas banged away 19 treys to clobber Cignal-Ateneo, 112-98, and seize the solo lead in its bracket in the PBA D-League yesterday.
Cashing in on his local knowledge of the course he calls home, Jolo, 17, banged away four birdies at the front then kept his charge in the last nine holes of the North layout to outgun Aidric Chan and Korean Kim Tae Soo for a personal best 32-33 card in near-ideal condition.
I installed my review sample SPUR on the brand-new Thompson/Center T/CR22 .22 LR semiautomatic rifle detailed in another "Quick Shot" report in this issue and banged away at paper targets and steel plates.
If they had done a proper investigation he'd have been banged away and poor Sally Anne would still be alive."
The five miners were washed down after a day underground, the women handed the audience biscuits with lots of excited screaming and we moved to what seemed to be a working men's club, where both men and women banged away at a predictable jiving session.
Wales banged away at the thin gold defensive ranks - with both Taulupe Faletau and George North held up over the line - but came away with just two penalties for Dan Biggar.
Those responsible for cheating and rigging the markets ought to be hauled before the courts and banged away inside.
That piece of heavy equipment was driven to the edge of the Little River about 120 yards east of the sledding hill and it banged away on the shore for the rest of the day.
Summary: Men in hardhats banged away Monday morning at the metal rungs that would become the Tabaris Christmas tree.
"So it's a penalty and a red card, in the final minute of the game where we have banged away at the door.
The guality young southpaw banged away at the belly of the visitor from Athens throughout, but Muscas earned every penny of this four rounder as McNally stalked him from the centre of the ring.