Definition of bang something out in English:

bang something out

phrasal verb

  • 1Play music noisily, enthusiastically, and unskilfully.

    ‘Dad was annihilating a Beethoven sonata, banging out notes’
    • ‘They were banging the beat out on the dashboard so hard that the music stopped.’
    • ‘They know how to bang riffs out of their axes well, but it tends to get buried beneath the mediocrity and predictability of their songwriting.’
    • ‘He auditioned it before Stalin's musically illiterate arts committee by banging it out on a piano and singing in his own, unreliable voice.’
    • ‘I've got them written, I just have to bang them out and record them.’
    • ‘Composers make gorgeous music, and can bang their moods out on a piano.’
    • ‘The tunes are banged out with such verve the audience has no time to miss the strings and horns that adorned the originals - though sections of the audience join Lee in sketching them in vocally.’
    • ‘They bang the tunes out one after another, the playing's tight, the energy never flags.’
    • ‘Tasha-Ray rips on guitar, her sister Lacey-Lee is a kick-butt keyboardist, Louise jams bass and Kim bangs it out on drums.’
    • ‘If people aren't listening to you in music, you don't care, you can just bang it out.’
  • 2Produce something hurriedly or in great quantities.

    ‘they weren't banging out ads in my day the way they are now’
    • ‘Ken Loach keeps banging them out, but this is the one I'd pick.’
    • ‘I have NO idea what Thursday's Fence will be like, because I banged that thing out without heed for the usual rules of coherence.’
    • ‘We sent him some rough demos and he banged his parts out in two days.’
    • ‘‘I can usually bang something out fast,’ he says, ‘whereas others might take a long time. I can never sit still, and it's hard for me to focus.’’
    • ‘I really need to get cracking on the writing test (or just e-mail it to hyper disciplined Odious, who could probably bang this thing out in a nanosecond).’
    • ‘He's working on the plane as he travels around the country on his laptop computer banging it out.’
    • ‘I think someone saw Wrath of Khan before they banged the script out.’
    • ‘If it weren't enough that I banged a book out this past Monday, now there is a companion website…’
    • ‘Well, for sixty five grand, I have to say I might just bang something out.’
    • ‘So I banged it out on my office laptop; logged on to the office mainframe, sent the column.’
    • ‘I could bang the story out in a day, the agency guy suggested, and the magazines would print it because ‘Alan Guebert, one of their own, had written it.’’
    • ‘It seems like networks can bang these things out in about a year or two, so I'm pretty sure we'll see something soon.’
    • ‘Who am I to tell you one way or the other, given that I am banging these words out on a keyboard in my Hong Kong home?’
    • ‘(Producer and co-star) Mark Redfield and I made the deal to start shooting ‘Sally’ and before you know it, a first draft of a script was banged out, and it just went from there.’
    • ‘Two decades in, Nick Cave and co. decided to bang an album out in a week from the ground up.’
    • ‘He got his trio of set-top box posts done within the day so hopefully I'll bang my essay out within the week.’
    • ‘They have to decide if they want to do repeat and then original, repeat and original, and kind of lose their momentum, or just, you know, bang them out all at once.’
    • ‘Finished one column this morning; composed the other on the way to work, and banged it out with a minimum of fuss and second guessing.’
    • ‘If that's the case, I'll let you in on a little secret: I usually try to bang these things out, at least a rough copy, on the Sunday night prior to the Thursday on which you read them.’
    • ‘I know because I saw him sit down at the typewriter and begin banging it out in his inimitable style, which included forced nicknames and chatty familiarity.’