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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 ?
began Amy, gesticulating with unseemly energy, but she got no further, for Jo quenched her by slamming down the window.
That isn't it," slamming his hat down vehemently upon his head.
With a prodigious noise the door flew open, and the knob slamming against the wall, sent the plaster to the ceiling; and there, good heavens
And then, as she stood hesitating, about to speak, he seized her by the arm, and half flung her from the room, slamming the door and barring it with a table.
The banging and slamming and booming and crashing were something beyond belief.
There were signs of people in the next house on Sunday evening--a face at a window and moving lights, and later the slamming of a door.
Captain Hagberd, daunted by the allusion to his clothing, had retreated inside, taking his spade with him; and the two at the gate, startled by the unexpected slamming of the door, heard the bolts being shot, the snapping of the lock, and the echo of an affected gurgling laugh within.
And he turned suddenly and strode into an inner room, slamming the door.
Swearing has the same soothing effect upon our angry passions that smashing the furniture or slamming the doors is so well known to exercise; added to which it is much cheaper.
He goes out with impressive decorum, and spoils it by slamming the door savagely].
Dalloway's door, knocked, could not be heard for the slamming of doors and the battering of wind, and entered.
Wendy thought Napoleon could have got it, but I can picture him trying, and then going off in a passion, slamming the door.