Slam Definition

slăm
slammed, slamming, slams
verb
slammed, slamming, slams
To shut or allow to shut with force and noise.
To slam a door.
Webster's New World
To hit, throw, or put in place or action with force and noise.
To slam a baseball over the fence.
Webster's New World
To hit or strike with great force.
American Heritage
To shut, go into place, etc. with force and noise.
Webster's New World
To criticize or disparage severely.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
flatterpraise
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noun
slams
A heavy, noisy impact, shutting, etc.
Webster's New World
The noise made by this.
Webster's New World
An act of shutting forcefully and loudly.
The slam of a door.
American Heritage
An informal poetry competition in which the participants read their work aloud and are judged by the audience.
Webster's New World
Any fast-moving or violent shot, action, etc., as in sports.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
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Origin of Slam

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

    From Wiktionary

  • 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

  • Origin unknown.

    From Wiktionary

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