slamming


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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.
Slamming the door behind him, the innkeeper left the room.
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.