bang up

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bang up (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic, often hyphenated) Good, superior, excellent.
    He's doing a bang up job.


bang up (third-person singular simple present bangs up, present participle banging up, simple past and past participle banged up)

  1. To damage.
    He banged up his new car last night.
  2. To put someone in prison.
    He was so drunk that the police banged him up for the night.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In all senses the object of this verb may appear before or after the particle up. However, if the object is a pronoun, then it is placed before the particle.