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.
- un·slammed, adjective
Other definitions for slam (2 of 2)
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How to use slam in a sentence
Some were funny, while some were more heavy handed slams of ISIS simply framed in comedic terms.
One of the most recent comedic slams of ISIS is a music video starring Iraqi Kurds.
Fred raises his arm with a rock in his hand and slams it down on top of them.Whit Stillman on the 20th Anniversary of ‘Barcelona’, His New Amazon Series, and the Myth of the Ugly Expat | Michael Weiss | August 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But then, out of nowhere, in zooms Walt and slams straight into those guys, killing one and leaving the other injured.The Daily Beast Staff Picks Their Favorite ‘Breaking Bad’ Moments (VIDEO) | The Daily Beast | September 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The famous rapper slams those blasting him over his controversial trip to Cuba with a new song.
De Musset has in mind the Turkish custom of sending slams (see this word in the vocabulary).Contes Franais | Douglas Labaree Buffum
As soon as any danger is near it pulls in its head, and slams itself shut with a loud noise.Japanese Fairy World | William Elliot Griffis
He made slams big and little at such a rate that Miss Stockbridge complimented him upon his skill.Bizarre | Lawton Mackall
Goes to schoolhouse, enters door, and slams it behind her; after a moment reappears with empty bucket.Two Men of Sandy Bar | Bret Harte
Mamie slams the door and locks it just as two or three bodies thump into it like they mean business.The Flying Cuspidors | V. R. Francis
British Dictionary definitions for slam (1 of 3)
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
British Dictionary definitions for slam (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for slam (3 of 3)
a poetry contest in which entrants compete with each other by reciting their work and are awarded points by the audience
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