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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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