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slam

verb

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1 to shove into a closed position with force and noise
  • please don't slam the door every time you step out

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2 to deliver a blow to (someone or something) usually in a strong vigorous manner
  • she slammed the ball deep into center field

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3 to come into usually forceful contact with something
  • the car slammed into the wall with a fearful crunch

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4 to criticize harshly and usually publicly
  • slammed the cast members for forgetting their lines on opening night

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slam

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of slam (Entry 2 of 2)

2 a loud explosive sound
  • shut the door with a loud slam

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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

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4 a forceful coming together of two things
  • the sudden slam of my head against the trunk of the car

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The first known use of slam was in 1660

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“Slam.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/slam. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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