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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.]

slamm•ing

(ˈslæm ɪŋ)

n.
Informal. the switching of a customer's long-distance telephone company or other public utility without his or her authorization.
[1990–95]
References in classic literature ?
Enough or not enough, we must make it do," said Matvey, slamming the carriage door and stepping back onto the steps.
And seeing that the prisoner was not only quiet, but entirely prostrate and senseless, he rushed from the cell, violently slamming the door, and noisily drawing the bolts.
That isn't it," slamming his hat down vehemently upon his head.
The banging and slamming and booming and crashing were something beyond belief.
Not just a reincarnation of the Beat poets of the 1950's and 1960's, slamming represented an evolution from the African American spirituals to the Harlem Renaissance to the Beats to the Black Arts Movement of the '70s to the rappers.
They crawled back from a 9-0 deficit by slamming two home runs off Bartolo Colon, who started off with three no-hit innings but lasted just five because of lower-back stiffness he felt after the first inning.
The first Sunday of every month offers slamming poets the option of performing with Marc Smith's band, The Pong Unit, during the competition, ]nixing jazz with poetry.
To protect customers from ongoing slamming and deceptive marketing schemes by MCI WorldCom, SBC Ameritech Illinois (NYSE:SBC) asked state regulators today to enforce their July Emergency Order forbidding MCI WorldCom from engaging in these practices.
Regardless of the nay-sayers, night after night, all around the world, poets are slamming in front of large and lively audiences.
Slamming is simply the illegal art of having your long-distance company changed without your knowledge or permission.
In recent months, SBC Pacific Bell has received a significant increase in calls from customers seeking assistance with alleged incidents of deceptive sales and marketing practices and slamming by other carriers.
The biggest change expected from the Federal Communications Commission: Exempting slamming victims from paying any long-distance phone charges to the offending company for a period of time, probably 30 days, according to telecommunications and government sources who spoke on condition of anonymity.