He got banged up, but was only seriously injured long after he had missed his chance.
Ten thousand in sapphires you couldn't match in a hundred years, and Molly coming in banged up like a prize-fighter!
It was only then I noticed that she was banged up quite a bit for a Mekstrom.
At this moment the front door slammed, and Ted banged up the stairs, and rushed in.
I mean the shovel you banged up hammering on the drift to make us hear.
"I'm all banged up—nerves shot to pieces," he said abruptly, turning his gaze intently upon Archie.
The army doctors rejected me for combat service; I'm too banged up.
Una marched to the window, snapped up the blind, banged up the sash, and left the room.
I'll take a look at them and see how badly they've been banged up.
I banged up the plate, saw a blur of something slinking down between the type bar levers again.
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.
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper
[T.S. Eliot, "Hollow Men," 1925]
Bang (bāng, bäng), Bernhard Lauritz Frederik. 1848-1932.
Danish veterinarian who discovered Brucella abortus, the agent of brucellosis in cattle and of undulant fever in humans.
Precisely; exactly: bang on the hour (1820s+)
[late 1980s+ Los Angeles gangs; from the rhyme, but influenced by gang bang, ''serial sex act done by a group of males to one woman'']