- to shut with force and noise: to slam the door.
- to dash, strike, knock, thrust, throw, slap down, etc., with violent and noisy impact: He slammed his books upon the table.
- Informal. to criticize harshly; attack verbally: He slammed my taste mercilessly.
- a violent and noisy closing, dashing, or impact.
- the noise so made.
- Usually the slam. Slang. slammer(def 2).
- Informal. a harsh criticism; verbal attack: I am sick of your slams.
- Also called poetry slam.a competitive, usually boisterous poetry reading.
- a usually competitive performance involving multiple performers with short acts: puppet slams; a tap dance slam.
Origin of slam1
Examples from the Web for slammed
Risen recently slammed President Obama as “the greatest enemy to press freedom in a generation.”Does Tom Cotton Still Want to Jail Journalists?
October 28, 2014
She slammed the media, saying the coverage has been scant and inaccurate.Defying Stereotypes, Young Muslim Writers Find Community Onstage
October 12, 2014
“My film got slammed with an NC-17 for a scene of ‘suggested’ oral sex,” wrote Kramer.Oral Sex Comes of Age in Hollywood: ‘Gone Girl’ the Latest Film to Showcase Female Pleasure
October 4, 2014
But feminist critics have slammed the video for promoting sexual violence.Sex, Blood and Maroon 5: Pop Culture’s Wounds Run Deep
October 3, 2014
Even apologist Greg Gutfeld slammed this so-called apology tour.The Fox News Apology Tour
October 1, 2014
She slammed the door, and in another moment was caught in Dick's great arms.Viviette
William J. Locke
Peter slammed its door to, crushing them so that he loosed his grip, with a howl.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
He was no sooner over the threshold than she slammed the door shut, in spite of the heat.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
I did not know whether the storm had slammed it, or Lorenzi.Casanova's Homecoming
As the door was flung back, he sprang in and slammed it shut.The Inn at the Red Oak
- to cause (a door or window) to close noisily and with force or (of a door, etc) to close in this way
- (tr) to throw (something) down noisily and violently
- (tr) slang to criticize harshly
- (intr; usually foll by into or out of) informal to go (into or out of a room, etc) in violent haste or anger
- (tr) to strike with violent force
- (tr) informal to defeat easily
- the act or noise of slamming
- slang harsh criticism or abuse
- a poetry contest in which entrants compete with each other by reciting their work and are awarded points by the audience
Word Origin and History for slammed
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.