Slam meaning

slăm
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.

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To criticize harshly; censure forcefully.
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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.

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To shut with force and loud noise.

Slammed the door.

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To put, throw, or otherwise forcefully move so as to produce a loud noise.

Slammed the book on the desk.

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To hit or strike with great force.
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To drink quickly (a beverage, especially an alcoholic one). Often used with back or down.
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To close or swing into place with force so as to produce a loud noise.
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To hit something with force; crash.

Slammed into a truck.

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An act of shutting forcefully and loudly.

The slam of a door.

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A harsh or devastating criticism.
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A poetry slam.
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The winning of all the tricks or all but one during the play of one hand in bridge and other whist-derived card games.
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A contract to make a slam.
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To shut or allow to shut with force and noise.

To slam a door.

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To hit, throw, or put in place or action with force and noise.

To slam a baseball over the fence.

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To criticize or disparage severely.
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To shut, go into place, etc. with force and noise.
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An informal poetry competition in which the participants read their work aloud and are judged by the audience.
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Any fast-moving or violent shot, action, etc., as in sports.
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A severe criticism.
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(ergative) To shut with sudden force so as to produce a shock and noise.

Don't slam the door!

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(ergative) To put in or on a particular place with force and loud noise. (Often followed by a preposition such as down, against or into.)

Don't slam that trunk down on the pavement!

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To strike forcefully with some implement.
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(colloquial) To speak badly of; to criticize forcefully.

Don't ever slam me in front of the boss like that again!

Union leaders slammed the new proposals.

Critics slammed the new film, calling it violent and meaningless.

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(basketball) To dunk forcefully, to slam dunk.
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(intransitive, bridge) To make a slam bid.
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(card games) To defeat (opponents at cards) by winning all the tricks of a deal or a hand.

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To change providers (e.g. of domain registration or telephone carrier) for a customer without clear (if any) consent.
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To drink off, to drink quickly.
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To compete in a poetry slam.
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(countable) A sudden impact or blow.
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(countable) The shock and noise produced by violently closing a door or other object.
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(countable, basketball) A slam dunk.
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(countable, colloquial, US) An insult.

I don't mean this as a slam, but you can be really impatient sometimes.

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(uncountable) The yellow iron silicate produced in alum works as a waste product.
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A poetry slam.
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(UK, dialect) The refuse of alum works.
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(card games) Losing or winning all the tricks in a game.
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(countable, bridge) A bid of six (small slam) or seven (grand slam) in a suit or no trump.
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(card games) To defeat by winning all the tricks of a deal or a hand.
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Origin of slam

  • Perhaps of Scandinavian origin Old Norse slambra to strike at

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Apparently from a Scandinavian source; compare Norwegian slamre, Swedish slemma.

    From Wiktionary

  • Origin unknown.

    From Wiktionary