Apparently from a Scandinavian source; compare Norwegian slamre, Swedish slemma.
(ergative) To shut with sudden force so as to produce a shock and noise.
(ergative) To put in or on a particular place with force and loud noise. (Often followed by a preposition such as down'', ''against'' or into.)
- Don't slam the door!
To strike forcefully with some implement.
- Don't slam that trunk down on the pavement!
, date=January 18
, title=Wolverhampton 5 - 0 Doncaster
, passage=But Wolves went in front when Steven Fletcher headed in Stephen Hunt's cross and it was 2-0 when Geoffrey Mujangi Bia slammed
in his first for the club. }}
(colloquial) To speak badly of; to criticize forcefully.
- Don't ever slam me in front of the boss like that again!
- Union leaders slammed the new proposals.
(basketball) To dunk forcefully, to slam dunk.
(bridge) To make a slam bid.
(card games) To defeat (opponents at cards) by winning all the tricks of a deal or a hand.
- Critics slammed the new film, calling it violent and meaningless.
to change providers (e.g. of domain registration or telephone carrier) for a customer without clear (if any) consent.
to drink off, to drink quickly
to compete in a poetry slam
* (drink quickly) See also
* slam the door on
* slam on the brakes
(countable) A sudden impact or blow.
(countable) The shock and noise produced by violently closing a door or other object.
* (Charles Dickens)
(countable, basketball) A slam dunk.
(countable, colloquial, US) An insult.
- The slam and the scowl were lost upon Sam.
Mr. Pratt's Patients
, passage=“Well,” I says, “I cal'late a body could get used to Tophet if he stayed there long enough.” ¶ She flared up; the least mite of a slam
at Doctor Wool was enough to set her going.}}
(uncountable) The yellow iron silicate produced in alum works as a waste product.
A poetry slam.
(UK, dialect) The refuse of alum works.
(obsolete) A type of card game, also called ruff and honours.
(cards) Losing or winning all the tricks in a game.
(countable, bridge) A bid of six (small slam'') or seven (''grand slam ) in a suit or no trump.
* grand slam
(card games) To defeat by winning all the tricks of a deal or a hand.