Antonyms for banged

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I was mad, and I just banged off before anybody could say anything.

I know that,' replied the coachman gruffly, as he banged the door.

And so they sang, and banged their mugs and sloshed their frothy beverage.

Riley leaped forward and banged his big fist down on the table.

But the others made a grimace, as they banged down their irons.

He banged the table with his fist, and poured forth all his wonted abuse.

The doors of the hansom opened with a creak and banged back on their spring.

And almost before the Greek had crossed the threshold the door was banged at his back.

He let himself into the house with his latch-key, and banged the door behind his back.

Then he banged his glass angrily on the counter and moved toward the door.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "to strike hard with a loud blow," from a Scandinavian sourse akin to Old Norse banga "to pound, hammer" of echoic origin. Slang meaning "have sexual intercourse with" first recorded 1937. Bang-up "excellent, first-rate," 1820, probably shortened from phrase bang up to the mark. The noun is recorded from late 16c.