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slam

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of slam

  1. 1 a hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument <gave the stubborn nail one last slam with the hammer>

  2. 2 <gave the stubborn nail one last slam with the hammer> a loud explosive sound <shut the door with a loud slam> Synonyms bang, blast, boom, crack, crash, pop, report, clap, smash, snap, thunderclap, thwack, whack, whomp, whumpRelated Words thunk, wham; clang, clangor, clank, clash; knock, rap, tap; blare, clamor, howl, hubbub, hue and cry, hullabaloo, outcry, roar, tumult, uproar

  3. 3 a place of confinement for persons held in lawful custody <sported a gang tattoo on his arm that had gotten him plenty of respect in the slam> Synonyms bastille, big house [slang], bridewell, brig, calaboose, can, clink [slang], cooler, coop, guardroom, hock, hold, hoosegow, jailhouse, joint [slang], jug, lockup, nick [British slang], pen, penitentiary, pokey [slang], prison, quod [British slang], jail, slammer, stir [slang], stockade, tolbooth [Scottish]Related Words bull pen, cage, cell, hole, tank; block, ward; glasshouse [British], guardhouse, hulk(s); concentration camp, gulag, labor camp, prison camp, stalag, work camp; dungeon, keep, oubliette; reformatory, reform school, training schoolNear Antonyms outside

  4. 4 a forceful coming together of two things <the sudden slam of my head against the trunk of the car> Synonyms bump, collision, concussion, crash, impingement, jar, jolt, jounce, kick, shock, impact, smash, strike, wallopRelated Words blow, buffet, hit, knock, punch, rap, slap, thump; bashing, battering, bludgeoning, clobbering, hammering, lambasting, licking, pounding, pummeling (also pummelling), thrashing; contact, encounter, meeting, touch




slam

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of slam

  1. 1 to shove into a closed position with force and noise <please don't slam the door every time you step out> Synonyms bang Related Words close, shut, stop; bar, batten (down), bolt, chain, fasten, latch, lock, seal, secure Near Antonyms open; unbar, unbolt, unfasten, unlatch, unlock, unseal

  2. 2 to deliver a blow to (someone or something) usually in a strong vigorous manner <she slammed the ball deep into center field> Synonyms bang, bash, bat, belt, biff, bludgeon, bob, bonk, bop, box, bust, clap, clip, clobber, clock, clout, crack, hammer, knock, nail, paste, pound, punch, rap, hit, slap, slog, slug, smack, smite, sock, strike, swat, swipe, tag, thump, thwack, wallop, whack, whale, zapRelated Words batter, beat, buffet, bung, chop, cuff, drub, lace, lambaste (or lambast), lick, mangle, maul, pelt, pepper, pommel, pummel, rough; scuff; bunt, flick, stroke, tap; bump, butt, jab, jostle, kick, knee, poke, prod, push, shove, stamp; bowl (down or over), cream, deck, dump [slang], fell, floor, knock down, level; rabbit-punch, sucker punch; cane, club, cudgel, flail, flog, lash, sap, slash, sledge, sledgehammer, spear, stab, switch, thrash, whip; bean, brain, conk, skull

  3. 3 to come into usually forceful contact with something <the car slammed into the wall with a fearful crunch> Synonyms bang, bash, bump, collide, crash, impact, impinge, knock, ram, hit, smash, strike, swipe, thudRelated Words bounce, carom, clunk, glance, rebound, ricochet, skim, skip; contact, land, touch; brush, graze, kiss, nudge, scrape, shave, sweep; bulldoze, jostle, muscle, press, pushNear Antonyms miss, skirt

  4. 4 to criticize harshly and usually publicly <slammed the cast members for forgetting their lines on opening night> Synonyms abuse, assail, bash, belabor, blast, castigate, excoriate, jump (on), lambaste (or lambast), potshot, savage, scathe, attack, trash, vituperateRelated Words berate, harangue, harass, harry, revile, scold, whip; blaspheme, curse, execrate, imprecate, profane; affront, insult, slur; asperse, bad-mouth, belittle, blackguard, disparage, put down; libel, slander, traduce, vilify; chastise, chide, criticize, lace (into), rebuke, reprimand, reproof; fulminate, lash (out)Near Antonyms acclaim, commend, compliment, hail, laud, praise




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