bang around

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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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I'd been banging around with J-Frames for so long I'd almost forgotten how pleasant Plus-P .38's could be out of a K (.357's are easier too, well, kinda).
The ball was banging around in the left corner when Rutkowski won possession and attempted a cross to C.J.
And at times it is a struggle with the Hellzapoppin' frenzy banging around on a stage intermittently screaming with high decibel rap music to work out exactly what is going on.
On the one hand, there are very, very few people still banging around the internet on a Pentium III class processor.
Q MY neighbour is really noisy, playing loud music late at night and generally banging around. I live in a semi-detached house so this is really disturbing.
Forthe adventurous types, stable weather patterns (as long as there are no tropical systems banging around) make August a prime month to schedule long-range trips to target blue-water species 50 to 100 miles offshore.
A QUICK WAY to lose any chance of a second invitation to hunt your friend's duck hole is to bring an unruly dog that spends the day banging around in the blind, spilling coffee, breaking with the shot and retrieving decoys.
She said Wale had also breached the order by arguing with her boyfriend, swearing at a neighbour, "banging around the house" and "running around in the property".
He explained that the wild boar, known around here as 'javali', were being very destructive and banging around the corn.
Flaubert, of course, found the will to write, as well as the name of a character who had been banging around in his brain: "Emma Bovary" clicked as he reached the top of a hill overlooking the Nile on one side, endless desert on the other.
Police found the animal banging around trying to get the can off and running into shrubs.