prang

prang

[prang]
verb (used with object) British Slang.
1.
to collide with; bump into.
2.
to destroy or severely damage by a bombing raid; bomb (an enemy target).
3.
to destroy or shoot down (an enemy aircraft).

Origin:
1930–35; imitative

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prang (præŋ)
 
n
1.  an accident or crash in an aircraft, car, etc
2.  an aircraft bombing raid
3.  an achievement
 
vb
4.  to crash or damage (an aircraft, car, etc)
5.  to damage (a town, etc) by bombing
 
[C20: possibly imitative of an explosion; perhaps related to Malay perang war, fighting]

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