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phrasal verb [transitive] [usually passive] informal
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theybang up
he/she/itbangs up
present participlebanging up
past tensebanged up
past participlebanged up

Related dictionary definitions

  1. 1
    British to put someone in prison

    He spent seven years banged up in a prison cell.

  2. 2
    American to damage something such as a vehicle

    How did your truck get all banged up?

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