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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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Still, I had one com- fort -- here was proof that Clarence was still alive and banging away.
I always do,' said the Red Knight, and they began banging away at each other with such fury that Alice got behind a tree to be out of the way of the blows.
Miocic spent the second and third rounds just banging away as Ngannou covered up, hoping for one last desperate knockout punch.
In that case, believe me, you do not want another amateur shooter banging away at the "bad guy.
And while I was caring for her, I saw Jacques banging away with tight little fists on the desk where she'd hit head, shouting, 'Bad table
We need to be serious too While their opponents are banging away at that drum, they are driving through a raft of other diabolical measures at a rate of knots before Cameron is engulfed by the EU referendum and Tory civil war.
Mr Clawley said: "We've been banging away for 12 years to try to persuade the council not to knock it down, but it didn't work.
They |will love banging away on their own drum kit, maybe buy some ear plugs though - PS140, Hedgehog (www.
The guys bowled really well and if we keep banging away at full length there's a little bit there.
There's no magic for getting into the groove, "just banging away at it,'' he said.
A passerby informed the police after seeing the pair banging away in their street-level room at the Holiday Sands Motel on Myrtle Beach.
Bearing placards and banging away with wooden sticks, about a hundred of them went up the roof of the jail compound and shouted out their sentiments to reporters.
After 10 years of campaigning, it is such a relief that I am not banging away any more.
You don't have to be banging away at him all the time at home - just let him out to grass for a while and he freshens himself up.
We clearly have to have Luke and Parker do a good job up front, and then we're going to pack up all the other guys as close as we possibly can, keep banging away, and see what happens over the last 2K.