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slam 1

 (slăm)
v. slammed, slam·ming, slams
v.tr.
1. To shut with force and loud noise: slammed the door.
2. To put, throw, or otherwise forcefully move so as to produce a loud noise: slammed the book on the desk.
3. To hit or strike with great force.
4. Slang To criticize harshly; censure forcefully.
5. Slang To drink quickly (a beverage, especially an alcoholic one). Often used with back or down.
v.intr.
1. To close or swing into place with force so as to produce a loud noise.
2. To hit something with force; crash: slammed into a truck.
n.
1.
a. A forceful impact that makes a loud noise.
b. A noise so produced.
2. An act of shutting forcefully and loudly: the slam of a door.
3. Slang A harsh or devastating criticism.
4. A poetry slam.

[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse slambra, to strike at.]

slam 2

 (slăm)
n.
1. The winning of all the tricks or all but one during the play of one hand in bridge and other whist-derived card games.
2. A contract to make a slam.

[Origin unknown.]

slam

(slæm)
vb, slams, slamming or 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. (tr) to throw (something) down noisily and violently
3. (tr) slang to criticize harshly
4. (intr; usually foll by into or out of) informal to go (into or out of a room, etc) in violent haste or anger
5. (tr) to strike with violent force
6. (tr) informal to defeat easily
n
7. the act or noise of slamming
8. slang harsh criticism or abuse
[C17: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse slamra, Norwegian slemma, Swedish dialect slämma]

slam

(slæm)
n
1. (Bridge)
a. the winning of all (grand slam) or all but one (little slam or small slam) of the 13 tricks at bridge or whist
b. the bid to do so in bridge. See grand slam, little slam
2. (Card Games)
a. the winning of all (grand slam) or all but one (little slam or small slam) of the 13 tricks at bridge or whist
b. the bid to do so in bridge. See grand slam, little slam
3. (Card Games) an old card game
[C17: of uncertain origin]

slam

(slæm)
n
(Poetry) a poetry contest in which entrants compete with each other by reciting their work and are awarded points by the audience
[C20: origin unknown]

slam1

(slæm)

v. slammed, slam•ming,
n. v.t.
1. to shut with force and noise: to slam the door.
2. to dash, strike, throw, etc., with violent, noisy impact: She slammed the book on the table.
3. to hit, push, block, etc., so as to cause a violent noise (often fol. by on): If you slam on the brakes, the car will skid.
4. to criticize harshly.
v.i.
5. to shut, stop, or make an impact with force and noise: The truck slammed into the wall.
6. to move or act with a noisy vigor, force, or violence.
n.
7. a violent, noisy closing, dashing, or impact.
8. the noise so made.
9. Usu., the slam.Slang. slammer (def. 2).
10. a harsh criticism.
11. a competitive, usu. boisterous poetry reading.
[1650–60; probably < Scandinavian; compare Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish slamra to slam]

slam2

(slæm)

n.
the winning or bidding of all the tricks or all the tricks but one in a deal of cards. Compare grand slam (def. 1), little slam.
[1615–25; of uncertain orig.]

Slam

 of cards: a number of tricks; at bridge, six or seven.

slam


Past participle: slammed
Gerund: slamming

Imperative
slam
slam
Present
I slam
you slam
he/she/it slams
we slam
you slam
they slam
Preterite
I slammed
you slammed
he/she/it slammed
we slammed
you slammed
they slammed
Present Continuous
I am slamming
you are slamming
he/she/it is slamming
we are slamming
you are slamming
they are slamming
Present Perfect
I have slammed
you have slammed
he/she/it has slammed
we have slammed
you have slammed
they have slammed
Past Continuous
I was slamming
you were slamming
he/she/it was slamming
we were slamming
you were slamming
they were slamming
Past Perfect
I had slammed
you had slammed
he/she/it had slammed
we had slammed
you had slammed
they had slammed
Future
I will slam
you will slam
he/she/it will slam
we will slam
you will slam
they will slam
Future Perfect
I will have slammed
you will have slammed
he/she/it will have slammed
we will have slammed
you will have slammed
they will have slammed
Future Continuous
I will be slamming
you will be slamming
he/she/it will be slamming
we will be slamming
you will be slamming
they will be slamming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been slamming
you have been slamming
he/she/it has been slamming
we have been slamming
you have been slamming
they have been slamming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been slamming
you will have been slamming
he/she/it will have been slamming
we will have been slamming
you will have been slamming
they will have been slamming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been slamming
you had been slamming
he/she/it had been slamming
we had been slamming
you had been slamming
they had been slamming
Conditional
I would slam
you would slam
he/she/it would slam
we would slam
you would slam
they would slam
Past Conditional
I would have slammed
you would have slammed
he/she/it would have slammed
we would have slammed
you would have slammed
they would have slammed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slam - winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
bridge - any of various card games based on whist for four players
triumph, victory - a successful ending of a struggle or contest; "a narrow victory"; "the general always gets credit for his army's victory"; "clinched a victory"; "convincing victory"; "the agreement was a triumph for common sense"
grand slam - winning all of the tricks in a hand of bridge
little slam, small slam - winning all but one of the tricks in a hand of bridge
2.slam - the noise made by the forceful impact of two objects
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
3.slam - a forceful impact that makes a loud noise
impact - the striking of one body against another
4.slam - an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effectslam - an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"
comment, remark, input - a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information; "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"
cheap shot - an unnecessarily aggressive and unfair remark directed at a defenseless person
Verb1.slam - close violentlyslam - close violently; "He slammed the door shut"
close, shut - move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window"
2.slam - strike violentlyslam - strike violently; "slam the ball"  
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
3.slam - dance the slam dance
trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, dance - move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"
4.slam - throw violently; "He slammed the book on the table"
throw - propel through the air; "throw a frisbee"

slam

verb
1. bang, crash, smash, thump, shut with a bang, shut noisily She slammed the door and locked it behind her.
2. throw, dash, hurl, fling They slammed him up against a wall.
3. (Slang) criticize, attack, blast, pan (informal), damn, slate (informal), shoot down (informal), castigate, vilify, pillory, tear into (informal), diss (slang, chiefly U.S.), lambast(e), excoriate The director slammed the claims as an outrageous lie.

slam

verb
1. To strike, set down, or close in such a way as to make a loud noise:
2. To deliver a powerful blow to suddenly and sharply:
Informal: biff, bop, clip, wallop.
Slang: belt, conk, paste.
Idioms: let someone have it, sock it to someone.
3. Slang. To criticize harshly and devastatingly:
Informal: roast.
Idioms: burn someone's ears, crawl all over, pin someone's ears back, put someone on the griddle, put someone on the hot seat, rake over the coals, read the riot act to.
noun
A forceful movement causing a loud noise:
Translations
صَوْت إغلاق الباب بِشِدَّهيَصْطَدِميُغْلِق البابيُغْلِقُ بِعُنْفٍ
bouchnutínarazitprásknoutzabouchnout
smækkesmældbraghamresmadre
loukkauspaiskata
zalupiti
becsap ásnekiütközik
skellaskella á/inn ískellur
バタンと閉める
(...을) 쾅 닫다
užsitrenkti
aizciršanāsaizcirstaizcirstiesietriektiestrieciena troksnis
zabuchnúť
treskzaloputniti
slå igen
ปิดดังปัง
çarparak kapa makçarpmakhızla çarpmakkapı çarpmasıküüt/güüm sesi
đóng sầm

slam

[slæm]
A. N
1. [of door] → portazo m
to close the door with a slamdar un portazo, cerrar la puerta de un portazo
2. (Bridge) → slam m
grand slamgran slam m
small slampequeño slam m
B. VT
1. (= strike) to slam the doordar un portazo, cerrar (la puerta) de un portazo
to slam sth shutcerrar algo de golpe
to slam sth (down) on the tabledejar de golpe algo sobre la mesa, estampar algo sobre la mesa
to slam on the brakesdar un frenazo
he slammed the ball into the netdisparó la pelota a la red
2. (= criticize) → vapulear, criticar severamente
3. (= defeat) → cascar, dar una paliza a
4. to get slammedagarrarse una buena curda or melopea
C. VI
1. [door] → cerrarse de golpe, cerrarse de un portazo
the door slammed shut or tola puerta se cerró de golpe or de un portazo
2. to slam into/against sthestrellarse contra algo
slam down VT + ADV to slam sth down on the tabledejar de golpe algo sobre la mesa, estampar algo sobre la mesa

slam

[ˈslæm]
vt
[+ door, window] → claquer
to slam the door → claquer la porte
She went out, slamming the door behind her → Elle sortit, claquant la porte derrière elle.
(= throw) to slam sb/sth against the wall → jeter qn/qch contre le mur
to slam the brakes on → piler
(= criticize) → éreinter, démolir
vi
[door, window] → claquer
The door slammed → La porte a claqué.
to slam shut → se refermer en claquant
(= collide) to slam into sth → s'écraser contre qch
The plane slammed into the building → L'avion s'écrasa contre le bâtiment.
n [door] → claquement m
slam down
vt sep
to slam the phone down → raccrocher brutalementslam-dunk [ˌslæmˈdʌŋk] (BASKETBALL)
nsmash m, slam-dunk m
vtsmasher
vismasher, faire un slam-dunk

slam

n
(of door etc)Zuschlagen nt, → Zuknallen nt no pl; (of fist etc)Aufschlagen nt no pl; with a slammit voller Wucht
(Cards) → Schlemm m; little or small slamKleinschlemm m ? also grand slam
vt
(= close violently)zuschlagen, zuknallen; to slam the door (lit, fig)die Tür zuschlagen; to slam something shutetw zuknallen; to slam the door in somebody’s facejdm die Tür vor der Nase zumachen; to slam home a bolteinen Riegel vorwerfen
(inf: = put, throw etc with force) → knallen (inf); he slammed his fist into my faceer knallte mir die Faust ins Gesicht (inf); she slammed her fist on the tablesie knallte mit der Faust auf den Tisch (inf); to slam the brakes on (inf)auf die Bremse latschen (inf)
(inf: = criticize harshly) → verreißen; personherunterputzen (inf), → miesmachen (inf)
vi
(door, window)zuschlagen, zuknallen
to slam into/against somethingin etw (acc)/gegen etw knallen

slam

[slæm]
1. n
a. (of door) → colpo
b. (Bridge) → slam m inv
grand slam (Cards, Sport) → grande slam
2. vt
a. (door, lid) → sbattere
to slam sth shut → chiudere qc sbattendolo/a
to slam down the phone → buttare giù la cornetta
to slam sth (down) on the table → sbattere qc sul tavolo
to slam on the brakes → frenare di colpo
to slam the door in sb's face → sbattere la porta in faccia a qn
b. (criticize) → stroncare
3. vi (door, lid) → sbattere

slam

(slӕm) past tense, past participle slammed verb
1. to shut with violence usually making a loud noise. The door suddenly slammed (shut); He slammed the door in my face.
2. to strike against something violently especially with a loud noise. The car slammed into the wall.
noun
(the noise made by) an act of closing violently and noisily. The door closed with a slam.

slam

يُغْلِقُ بِعُنْفٍ prásknout smække zuschlagen βροντώ dar un portazo paiskata claquer zalupiti sbattere バタンと閉める (...을) 쾅 닫다 smijten slamre igjen trzasnąć fechar com força захлопывать slå igen ปิดดังปัง çarpmak đóng sầm 猛力关上

slam

vt (pret & pp slammed; ger slamming) (fam, drugs) inyectarse (drogas)
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Now and then some one coming in or out would leave the door open, and the night air was chill; Marija as she passed would stretch out her foot and kick the doorknob, and slam would go the door
I ain't as rich as old Jim Hornback, and I can't be so blame' gener- ous and good to Tom, Dick, and Harry as what he is, and slam around money the way he does; but I've told him a many a time 't I wouldn't trade places with him; for, says I, a sailor's life's the life for me, and I'm derned if I'D live two mile out o' town, where there ain't nothing ever goin' on, not for all his spon- dulicks and as much more on top of it.
If I war yah, maister, I'd just slam t' boards i' their faces all on
I heard the door of the laboratory slam, seated myself in a chair, and took up a daily paper.
But at that minute I heard the stiff outer glass door open heavily with a creak and slam violently; the sound echoed up the stairs.
Thanks," said the latter, closing the register with a slam, "I have all I want; now it is for me to perform my promise.
There seemed nothing else to be expected but that, the next moment, he would fetch his great club down, slam bang, and smash the vessel into a thousand pieces, without heeding how many innocent people he might destroy; for there is seldom any mercy in a giant, you know, and quite as little in a piece of brass clockwork.
Now and again, from afar off, between the slam and bump of his shifting scenery, the glare of his manipulated limelight, and the controlled rolling of his thunder-drums, I catch his voice, lifted in encouragement and advice to his fellow-countrymen.
But to my intense surprise those people stopped at it and the man in the top hat, producing a latchkey, let his two companions through, followed them, and with a heavy slam cut himself off from my astonished self and the rest of mankind.
Either from the consciousness, however, that his friend had recovered, or from other consciousness, he went no farther; and Anne who, in spite of the agitated voice in which the latter part had been uttered, and in spite of all the various noises of the room, the almost ceaseless slam of the door, and ceaseless buzz of persons walking through, had distinguished every word, was struck, gratified, confused, and beginning to breathe very quick, and feel an hundred things in a moment.
With a slam of the door behind him, Martin followed her.
As if a man bent on felony would slam his door so as to wake a household.