WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
slam1 /slæm/USA pronunciation
v., slammed, slam•ming,n.
- [~ + object] to shut with force and noise:to slam the door.
- [~ + object] to strike, throw, etc., with force and noise on impact:She picked up the book and slammed it on the table.
- [~ ( + on) + object] to hit, push, etc., violently:If you slam (on) the brakes, the car will skid.
- [no object] to shut, stop, or make an impact with force and noise:The truck slammed into the wall.
- [~ + object] to criticize harshly; attack with words:She slammed her opponent.
slam2 /slæm/USA pronunciation
- a violent, noisy closing, throwing, or the noise made by this:He closed the door with a loud slam.
- [usually: the + ~][Slang.]slammer.slammer
the winning or bidding of all the tricks or all the tricks but one in a deal of cards.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
slam /slæm/ vb (slams, slamming, slammed)
- to cause (a door or window) to close noisily and with force or (of a door, etc) to close in this way
- (transitive) to throw (something) down noisily and violently
- (transitive) slang to criticize harshly
- (intr; usually followed by into or out of) informal to go (into or out of a room, etc) in violent haste or anger
- (transitive) to strike with violent force
- (transitive) informal to defeat easily
Etymology: 17th Century: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse slamra, Norwegian slemma, Swedish dialect slämma
- the act or noise of slamming
slam /slæm/ n
Etymology: 17th Century: of uncertain origin
- 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
See grand slam, little slam
slam /slæm/ n
Etymology: 20th Century: origin unknown
- 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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