slamming his desk, he cursed the attorney general for stepping off message.
And she did it by slamming the man standing next to her, Tim Pawlenty.
And familial love can't keep an apocalyptic flood, thrillingly described, from slamming in.
But the true mark of a great athlete is maintaining equilibrium even after slamming into a gate.
In one of them, the police split open his forehead by slamming his head against the metal door of a police truck.
"Regular Aladdin lamp," Nat shouted, slamming Kling's door behind him.
Master went out, slamming the door in a fury; as well he might.
Turning abruptly, Connel stormed out of the room, slamming the hatch closed behind him.
He left the room, slamming the door behind him in his hurry.
And with these words he left the room, slamming the door behind him.
1670s, "a severe blow," probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian slamre, Swedish slemma "to slam, bang") of imitative origin. Meaning "a violent closing of a door" is from 1817. Meaning "an insult, put-down" is from 1884. Slam-bang recorded by 1806 (also slap-bang, 1785). Slam-dunk is from 1976; early use often in reference to Julius Erving. Slam-dance is attested by 1987 (slam by itself in this sense is recorded from 1983).
"a winning of all tricks in a card game," 1660s, earlier the name of a card game (also called ruff), 1620s, used especially in whist, of obscure origin. Grand slam in bridge first recorded 1892; earlier in related card games from 1814; figurative sense of "complete success" is attested from 1920; in baseball sense from 1935.
1690s, "to beat, slap;" 1775 as "to shut with force," from slam (n.1). Meaning "throw or push with force" is from 1870. Meaning "say uncomplimentary things about" is from 1916. Related: Slammed; slamming.
: Federal regulators plan to adopt tougher rules against switching customers' long-distance companies without their knowledge, a practice known as ''slamming'' (1990s+)
An uncomplimentary comment; a jibe; knock: took a slam at the male stars who dress like ''ranch hands'' (1884+)