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prang

[prang] /præŋ/
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
1930-1935
1930-35; imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for prang

prang

/præŋ/
noun
1.
an accident or crash in an aircraft, car, etc
2.
an aircraft bombing raid
3.
an achievement
verb
4.
to crash or damage (an aircraft, car, etc)
5.
to damage (a town, etc) by bombing
Word Origin
C20: possibly imitative of an explosion; perhaps related to Malay perang war, fighting
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