slam

To slam is to close something forcefully and loudly, like when you slam your door angrily, or slam the freezer door quickly so your sister won't see the ice cream sandwiches you bought.

If you slam your finger in the door, it's going to hurt. And, if you slam your backpack onto the table, you may damage your laptop. The word slam implies violence and force. As a noun, a slam is the action or sound of slamming something. There's also a "poetry slam," when poets compete by reciting their work in front of an audience, and slam-dancing, also known as moshing, in which dancers slam into each other.

Primary Meanings of slam

1.
vn
close violently
a forceful impact that makes a loud noise
2.
n
winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
Full Definitions of slam
1

v close violently

“He slammed the door shut”
Synonyms:
bang
Type of:
close, shut
move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut

v throw violently

“He slammed the book on the table”
Synonyms:
flap down
Type of:
throw
propel through the air

v strike violently

slam the ball”
Synonyms:
bang
Type of:
hit
deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

v dance the slam dance

Synonyms:
mosh, slam dance, thrash
Type of:
dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe
move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance

n a forceful impact that makes a loud noise

Type of:
impact
the striking of one body against another

n the noise made by the forceful impact of two objects

Type of:
noise
sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

n an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

Synonyms:
barb, dig, gibe, jibe, shaft, shot
Types:
cheap shot
an unnecessarily aggressive and unfair remark directed at a defenseless person
Type of:
comment, input, remark
a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
2

n winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge

Synonyms:
sweep
Types:
grand slam
winning all of the tricks in a hand of bridge
little slam, small slam
winning all but one of the tricks in a hand of bridge
Type of:
triumph, victory
a successful ending of a struggle or contest

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