- The definition of a slam is a loud closing of something, or a criticism.
- An example of a slam is someone hitting a table with their fist.
- An example of a slam is something cruel that is said to someone.
- Slam is defined as to shut very hard and loudly.
An example of slam is a child shutting their door very hard when angry at their parents.
- to shut or allow to shut with force and noise: to slam a door
- to hit, throw, or put in place or action with force and noise: to slam a baseball over the fence
- ☆ Informal to criticize or depreciate severely
Origin: prob. from Scand, as inch(es) Norwegian dialect, dialectal slamra, slemma
- a heavy, noisy impact, shutting, etc.
- the noise made by this
- ☆ an informal poetry competition in which the participants read their work aloud and are judged by the audience
- ☆ Informal a severe criticism
- ☆ Slang slammer
- Sports any of certain fast-moving or violent shots, actions, etc.
Origin: from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
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verb slammed slammed, slam·ming, slams verb, transitive
- To shut with force and loud noise: slammed the door.
- To put, throw, or otherwise forcefully move so as to produce a loud noise: slammed the book on the desk.
- To hit or strike with great force.
- Slang To criticize harshly; censure forcefully.
- To close or swing into place with force so as to produce a loud noise.
- To hit something with force; crash: slammed into a truck.
- a. A forceful impact that makes a loud noise.b. A noise so produced.
- An act of shutting forcefully and loudly: the slam of a door.
- Slang A harsh or devastating criticism.
- A poetry slam.
Origin: Perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse slambra, to strike at.
- The winning of all the tricks or all but one during the play of one hand in bridge and other whist-derived card games.
- A contract to make a slam.
Origin: Origin unknown.