Definitions for SLAMslæm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

slamslæm(v.; n.)slammed, slam•ming

  1. (v.t.)to shut with force and noise:

    to slam the door.

  2. to dash, strike, throw, etc., with violent, noisy impact:

    She slammed the book on the table.

  3. to hit, push, block, etc., so as to cause a violent noise (often fol. by on):

    If you slam on the brakes, the car will skid.

  4. to criticize harshly.

    Category: Informal

  5. (v.i.)to shut, stop, or make an impact with force and noise:

    The truck slammed into the wall.

  6. to move or act with a noisy vigor, force, or violence.

  7. (n.)a violent, noisy closing, dashing, or impact.

  8. the noise so made.

  9. Usu., the slam.Slang.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

    Ref: slammer (def. 2). 2

  10. a harsh criticism.

    Category: Informal

  11. a competitive, usu. boisterous poetry reading.

    Category: Literature

Origin of slam:

1650–60; prob. < Scand; cf. Icel, Norw, Sw slamra to slam


  1. the winning or bidding of all the tricks or all the tricks but one in a deal of cards.

    Category: Games

    Ref: Compare grand slam (def. 1), 1 little slam.

Origin of slam:

1615–25; of uncert. orig.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slam, sweep(noun)

    winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge

  2. slam(noun)

    the noise made by the forceful impact of two objects

  3. slam(noun)

    a forceful impact that makes a loud noise

  4. shot, shaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe(verb)

    an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

    "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"

  5. slam, bang(verb)

    close violently

    "He slammed the door shut"

  6. slam, bang(verb)

    strike violently

    "slam the ball"

  7. slam dance, slam, mosh, thrash(verb)

    dance the slam dance

  8. slam, flap down(verb)

    throw violently

    "He slammed the book on the table"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. slam(verb)æm

    to hit or move into with great force

    The speeding truck slammed into the wall.; The door slammed shut.; She slammed the phone down.; A huge storm slammed the coast.

  2. slamæm

    to criticize harshly

    Critics slammed the play.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slam(verb)

    to shut with force and a loud noise; to bang; as, he slammed the door

  2. Slam(verb)

    to put in or on some place with force and loud noise; -- usually with down; as, to slam a trunk down on the pavement

  3. Slam(verb)

    to strike with some implement with force; hence, to beat or cuff

  4. Slam(verb)

    to strike down; to slaughter

  5. Slam(verb)

    to defeat (opponents at cards) by winning all the tricks of a deal or a hand

  6. Slam(verb)

    to come or swing against something, or to shut, with sudden force so as to produce a shock and noise; as, a door or shutter slams

  7. Slam(noun)

    the act of one who, or that which, slams

  8. Slam(noun)

    the shock and noise produced in slamming

  9. Slam(noun)

    winning all the tricks of a deal

  10. Slam(noun)

    the refuse of alum works


  1. Slam

    Slam is a producer/DJ duo from Glasgow, consisting of Stuart MacMillan and Orde Meikle. They are co-founders of Soma Quality Recordings. Their music style consists of house and techno.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SLAM' in Verbs Frequency: #908

Translations for SLAM

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to shut with violence usually making a loud noise

The door suddenly slammed (shut); He slammed the door in my face.

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