From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishslamslam1 /slæm/ ●●○ verb (slammed, slamming) 1 door etc [intransitive, transitive]SHUT/CLOSELOUD/NOISY if a door, gate etc slams, or if someone slams it, it shuts with a loud noise SYN bang We heard a car door slam. He slammed the door shut.see thesaurus at close2 put something somewhere [transitive always + adverb/preposition]PUT to put something on or against a surface with a fast violent movementslam something down/against/onto Henry slammed the phone down angrily.3 hit with force [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to hit or attack someone or something with a lot of forceslam into/against etc All 155 passengers died instantly when the plane slammed into the mountain.4 criticize [transitive]CRITICIZE to criticize someone or something strongly – used especially in newspapers SYN slate Local media slammed plans to build a prison in the area.slam somebody for something The council was slammed for its unfair selection procedure.5 slam on the brakes6 slam the door in somebody’s face→ See Verb table
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slamComparatively, Northridge came through almost untarnished, and Los Angeles emerged shaken but hardly slammed.Outside in the street, car doors slammed and people were shouting.Conditions over the Pacific could cause huge storms to slam California this winter.Bankers slammed Congress' plans to cap interest rates on credit cards.Police slammed drivers for ignoring safety warnings.Balfour slammed his canary-yellow, industrial vacuum truck into gear and roared after the varmint in a cloud of choking brown dust.Paul Lambert then met Moravcik's cut-back and slammed his side's third past the goalkeeper.The sound of the four doors clunking is like rifle-bolts slamming home.Terror jolted through me, and I pushed the book back into the polished box, and slammed its lid shut.She heard a door slam shut and the sound of footsteps on the path.Jane marched out of the room slamming the door behind her.He slammed the door so hard that the glass cracked.She hastened back into the corridor and slammed the door.He threw the last items into his suitcase and slammed the lid down and locked it.Sullivan never misses a chance to slam the tobacco industry.While you can click the 42oG's doors shut with fingertip pressure, slam them and they rattle.slam into/against etcDo you want me to slam into 300-pound guys the whole game?Drunk one day, driving her on his Harley, he slammed into a house that had once belonged to Jack London.Another time Joe heard his adopted teenage brother Ron being slammed against a wall.Chapter Fourteen Kate slammed into her house, banging the front door behind her.A door slams against her in my heart.He jumped off slam into the arms of a Municipal.She saw the flaming jet slam into the block where her friends lived 100 yards away.
slamslam2 noun [countable usually singular] SOUNDthe noise or action of a door, window etc slamming
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slamAnd that was when Petey and Ted had to run into the house laughing and letting the screen door slam behind them.She jumped at the slam and swiveled her head toward the whispers coming from behind the white stairs.
Origin slam1 (1600-1700) Probably from a Scandinavian language