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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 of slam bang, blast, boom, crack, crash, pop, report, clap, smash, snap, thunderclap, thwack, whack, whomp, whumpWords Related to slam 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 of slam 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]Words Related to slam 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 of slam outside

  4. 4 a forceful coming together of two things the sudden slam of my head against the trunk of the car Synonyms of slam bump, collision, concussion, crash, impingement, jar, jolt, jounce, kick, shock, impact, smash, strike, wallopWords Related to slam 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 of slam bang Words Related to slam close, shut, stop; bar, batten (down), bolt, chain, fasten, latch, lock, seal, secure Near Antonyms of slam 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 of slam 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, zapWords Related to slam 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 of slam bang, bash, bump, collide, crash, impact, impinge, knock, ram, hit, smash, strike, swipe, thudWords Related to slam bounce, carom, clunk, glance, rebound, ricochet, skim, skip; contact, land, touch; brush, graze, kiss, nudge, scrape, shave, sweep; bulldoze, jostle, muscle, press, pushNear Antonyms of slam miss, skirt

  4. 4 to criticize harshly and usually publicly slammed the cast members for forgetting their lines on opening night Synonyms of slam abuse, assail, bash, belabor, blast, castigate, excoriate, jump (on), lambaste (or lambast), potshot, savage, scathe, attack, trash, vituperateWords Related to slam 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 of slam acclaim, commend, compliment, hail, laud, praise



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