Definition of Slam in English :

Define Slam in English

Slam meaning in English

Meaning of Slam in English

Pronunciation of Slam in English

Slam pronunciation in English

Pronounce Slam in English


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1. slam, sweep

winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge

2. slam

the noise made by the forceful impact of two objects

3. slam

a forceful impact that makes a loud noise

4. barb, dig, gibe, jibe, shaft, shot, slam

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

Example Sentences:
'his parting shot was drop dead''
'she threw shafts of sarcasm'
'she takes a dig at me every chance she gets'


5. bang, slam

close violently

Example Sentences:
'He slammed the door shut'

6. bang, slam

strike violently

Example Sentences:
'slam the ball'

7. mosh, slam, slam dance, thrash

dance the slam dance

8. flap down, slam

throw violently

Example Sentences:
'He slammed the book on the table'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verbWord forms: slams, slamming or slammed
to cause (a door or window) to close noisily and with force or (of a door, etc) to close in this way
2. (transitive)
to throw (something) down noisily and violently
3. (transitive) slang
to criticize harshly
4. (intr; usually foll by into or out of) informal
to go (into or out of a room, etc) in violent haste or anger
5. (transitive)
to strike with violent force
6. (transitive) informal
to defeat easily
the act or noise of slamming
8. slang
harsh criticism or abuse
the winning of all (grand slam) or all but one (little slam or small slam) of the 13 tricks at bridge or whist
the bid to do so in bridge
grand slam, little slam
an old card game
a poetry contest in which entrants compete with each other by reciting their work and are awarded points by the audience

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verb transitiveWord forms: slammed or ˈslamming
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
3.  US, Informal
to criticize or depreciate severely
verb intransitive
to shut, go into place, etc. with force and noise
a heavy, noisy impact, shutting, etc.
the noise made by this
6.  US
an informal poetry competition in which the participants read their work aloud and are judged by the audience
7.  US, Informal
a severe criticism
8.  US, Slang
9.  Sport
any of certain fast-moving or violent shots, actions, etc.
grand slamor little slam

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of slam
v. slammed, slam·ming, slams
1. To shut with force and loud noise: slammed the door.
2. To put, throw, or otherwise forcefully move so as to produce a loud noise: slammed the book on the desk.
3. To hit or strike with great force.
4. Slang To criticize harshly; censure forcefully.
5. Slang To drink quickly (a beverage, especially an alcoholic one). Often used with back or down.
1. To close or swing into place with force so as to produce a loud noise.
2. To hit something with force; crash: slammed into a truck.
a. A forceful impact that makes a loud noise.
b. A noise so produced.
2. An act of shutting forcefully and loudly: the slam of a door.
3. Slang A harsh or devastating criticism.
4. A poetry slam.
1. The winning of all the tricks or all but one during the play of one hand in bridge and other whist-derived card games.
2. A contract to make a slam.

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