bang into(redirected from banging into)
To hit or smack against something, usually accidentally. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bang" and "into." My car is dented because a shopping cart banged into it last week. Billy has a bruise on his head from banging into the low ceiling in our basement. I banged my car into our trash cans while trying to back out of our driveway.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
bang something into someone or something
to strike someone or something with something. Mark banged his fist into the cushion and swore. He banged the pole into Liz by accident.
bang into someone or something
to knock or bump into someone or something. Why did you bang into me with your car? I banged into the door by accident.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. Crash noisily into, collide with, as in A clumsy fellow, Bill was always banging into furniture. [Early 1700s]
2. Strike heavily so as to drive in; also, persuade. For example, I've been banging nails into the siding all day, or I can't seem to bang it into his head that time is precious. The literal usage dates from the mid-1500s, the figurative from the second half of the 1800s. Also see bump into.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. To bump loudly or squarely into someone or something, usually by accident: When the lights went out, I banged into the wall when I was looking for the door.
2. To hit or strike someone or something loudly or squarely with something: I banged my foot into the wall.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.