bang away
intransitive verb Date: 1839 1. to work with determined effort <
students banging away at their homework
>
2. to attack persistently <
police are going to keep banging away at you — Erle Stanley Gardner
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bang away — intransitive verb 1. : to work with determined effort students banging away on their homework 2. : to attack especially in an indirect, persistent, hounding way used with at police are going to keep banging away at you Erle Stanley Gardner * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bang away — verb a) to strike or hit repeatedly bang away on the drums b) to work tirelessly Ive been banging away at the essay for ages, but it still isnt finished. Syn: bang on …   Wiktionary

  • bang away — 1. to use the keys of a computer or piano. We found this old piano and started banging away. 2. to emphasize something. This book bangs away at the seriousness of the situation. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of bang away (= to make a… …   New idioms dictionary

  • bang away — v. work with effort and diligently (e.g., The student was banging away at his school project until it was finished ); attack stubbornly and ask questions aggressively (e.g. The reporters are going to keep banging away at him ) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bang away at — ► bang away at informal do persistently or doggedly. Main Entry: ↑bang …   English terms dictionary

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  • bang — ► NOUN 1) a sudden loud sharp noise. 2) a sudden painful blow. 3) (bangs) chiefly N. Amer. a fringe of hair cut straight across the forehead. ► VERB 1) strike or put down forcefully and noisily. 2) make or cause to make a bang …   English terms dictionary

  • bang — bang1 noun 1》 a sudden loud, sharp noise.     ↘a sudden painful blow. 2》 (bangs) N. Amer. a fringe of hair cut straight across the forehead. 3》 Computing, chiefly N. Amer. the character ‘!’. verb 1》 strike or put down forcefully and noisily.… …   English new terms dictionary

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