- (transitive, ergative) To shut with sudden force so as to produce a shock and noise.
- Don't slam the door!
- (transitive, 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 that trunk down on the pavement!
- (transitive) To strike forcefully with some implement.
2011 January 18, “Wolverhampton 5 - 0 Doncaster”, in BBC:
- 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.
- (transitive, 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.
- Critics slammed the new film, calling it violent and meaningless.
- (basketball) To dunk forcefully, to slam dunk.
- (intransitive, bridge) To make a slam bid.
- (transitive, card games) To defeat (opponents at cards) by winning all the tricks of a deal or a hand.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Hoyle to this entry?)
- (transitive) 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
- (transitive, drugs, slang) to inject intravenously; shoot up
to shut with sudden force and noise
to put with force and loud noise
to strike forcefully with some implement
to speak badly of
bridge: to make a slam bid
to change providers without consent
to drink off, quickly
to compete in a poetry slam
- (countable) A sudden impact or blow.
- (countable) The shock and noise produced by violently closing a door or other object.
- Charles Dickens
- The slam and the scowl were lost upon Sam.
- Charles Dickens
- (countable, basketball) A slam dunk.
- (countable, colloquial, US) An insult.
I don't mean this as a slam, but you can be really impatient sometimes.
- (uncountable) The yellow iron silicate produced in alum works as a waste product.
- A poetry slam.
- (Britain, dialect) The refuse of alum works.
sudden impact or blow
shock and noise produced by slamming
iron silicate as alum production waste
poetry slam — see poetry slam
slam (plural slams)
- (obsolete) A type of card game, also called ruff and honours.
- (card games) 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.