bang up


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bang up make pregnant "He impregnated his wife again"
    • v bang up damage or destroy as if by violence "The teenager banged up the car of his mother"
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In literature:

Suddenly he brought his fist down with a bang and looked up.
"The Boy Ranchers on Roaring River" by Willard F. Baker
Then the kitchen door banged, and Collins sprang up electrically.
"The La Chance Mine Mystery" by Susan Carleton Jones
Tried to double-cross me, and in the rough-and-tumble that followed he was more or less banged up.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
When I banged the wall, Meg came, and picked him up and put him into bed.
"Little Folks (October 1884)" by Various
As we were running up the hill, we heard a bang.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
What a banging it would get on this rocky shore if a good south wind sprang up.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
The door was banged, and the horses whipped up into a gallop.
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
And if you don't get top enough on your own ball you will not follow through, however hard you bang up against the other.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
Gosh, I wish there would be a real bang-up fight with guns shootin' everywhere!
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith
Down drops Bruin, kicking and tearing up the earth at a dreadful rate; cheers rend the welkin; pots, pans, and kettles are banged.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne

In poetry:

Starting!-- wi' remorse distracted,--
Crush'd wi' grief's increasing load,
Up he bang'd; and sair afflicted,
Sad and silent took the road!
"The Waes O' War : Or The Upshot Of The History O' Will And Jean. In Four Parts" by Hector MacNeill
At the next post and rail up went Western's bang tail,
And down (by the very same token)
To earth went his nose, for the panel he chose
Stood firm and refused to be broken.
"Hippodromania; Or, Whiffs From The Pipe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
It whirled the man across the street,
It banged him up against a railing,
It twined the ulster round his feet,
But all of this was unavailing:
For not without resource it found him:
He drew the ulster closer round him.
"The Impetuous Breeze And The Diplomatic Sun" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
Said the Owl, on a shadowy ledge below,
Like a glimmering ball of forgotten snow,
"Pest on that fellow sitting up there,
Always calling the people to prayer!
He shatters my nerves with his Bing, Bang, Bome!—-
Far too big in his house at home!
"The Owl and The Bell" by George MacDonald
Next thing I know the boss is there, an' talkin' fine an' good.
Explaining' to the visitors how trees are made of wood.
They murmur things like "Marvellous!" an' "What a monster tree!"
An' then the one with sunlit hair comes right bang up to me.
"The Vision" by C J Dennis

In news:

(AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are so banged up at running back that they're turning things over to a special teams ace.
HAVERHILL — With Chance Brady banged up and out of action, Haverhill went to the "closer by committee" theory.
Missing six of their original starters due to varsity call-ups and injuries, a banged up JV team traveled to Hastings Thursday night, Sept 27, to fill the hole in the schedule created by the cancellation of the Forest Hills Eastern JV team.
'Big Bang Theory': Sheldon Mans Up Thanks to Stephen Hawking (Exclusive Video).
Banged up Cowboys hold first scrimmage.
Banged up Cyclones brace for home stretch .
The Hubble eXtreme Deep Field, made up of some 2,000 images taken over a decade, provides a stunning "time tunnel" capturing light from dim proto galaxies within 500 million years of the big bang.
Huff has provided lock-down coverage on the outside the past few weeks to bolster a banged-up secondary.
Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw and cornerback Prince Amukamara were both banged up in the Giants' 52-27 win over the Saints on Sunday.
Banged-up Cats Three prominent K-State players battled injuries on Saturday.
Boosting plant profitability requires getting every possible use out of raw materials, and Grain Processing Corp. (GPC) does a bang-up job in this department.
Instead , they're 1-2 with a banged up QB and a defense that makes the French army in WWII look stout.
Minus injured starter Ben Roethlisberger and banged-up backup Byron Leftwich, the Steelers turn to 37-year-old veteran Charlie Batch in Sunday's game at Cleveland.
Never exactly a shrinking violet among Ohio high school marching bands, the Brunswick Marching Band has done a bang-up job over the past couple of years to draw unparalleled attention to itself.
Banged-up Bears take ' mental day.

In science:

That is, for bangs, crunches, and rips the Hubble parameter exhibits a generic 1/(t − t⊙ ) blow up.
Generalized Puisieux series expansion for cosmological milestones
It heats up the Universe to start the hot big-bang epoch.
String Theory: Progress and Problems
Time did not have its beginning with the big bang and some pre-big bang physics cooked up a “good” big bang from a more generic (less fine-tuned) initial state.
A Simple/Short Introduction to Pre-Big-Bang Physics/Cosmology
A classical gravitational instability finds a welcome use in providing inflation; a quantum instability (pair creation) is able to heat up an initially cold Universe and generate a standard hot big bang with the additional features of homogeneity, flatness and isotropy.
A Simple/Short Introduction to Pre-Big-Bang Physics/Cosmology
As the universe expands, it opens up for the observational tests, beginning “upward” from the big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN), see the left panel of Figure 1.
Preheating, Thermalization and Supergravity