WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
slam1 /slæm/USA pronunciation v., slammed, slam•ming,n. 
v.  [+ 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. Informal Terms[+ object] to criticize harshly; attack with words:She slammed her opponent.
n. [countable] a violent, noisy closing, throwing, or the noise made by this:He closed the door with a loud slam. [usually: the + ~][Slang.]slammer.slammer
slam2 /slæm/USA pronunciation n. [countable] Gamesthe 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)
  1. 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 followed 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
n
  1. the act or noise of slamming
Etymology: 17th Century: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse slamra, Norwegian slemma, Swedish dialect slämma
slam /slæm/ n
  1. the winning of all (grand slam) or all but one (little slam or small slam) of the 13 tricks at bridge or whist
  2. the bid to do so in bridge
    See grand slam, little slam
Etymology: 17th Century: of uncertain origin
slam /slæm/ n
  1. a poetry contest in which entrants compete with each other by reciting their work and are awarded points by the audience
Etymology: 20th Century: origin unknown



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