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Noun
A forceful impact or collision
“There was a slam against the side of the house and what sounded like a blast of fire.”
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A hard strike or hit
“The shock of having lost a team member was like a heavy slam to the gut.”
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A sudden loud noise, typically from a forceful collision or strike
“And then they heard a loud slam, like a massive hammer striking the chamber's outer wall.”
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(informal) A place for the confinement of persons held in custody or detention
“It ain't easy being an outlaw. You got your times of underemployment just like anyone else. And if you mess up, you don't just get fired, you get thrown in the slam.”
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(somewhat rare) Harsh or severe criticism
“A disgruntled journalist may write a slam on someone for not endorsing their preferred candidate.”
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Mockery or taunts, or the act of mocking or taunting
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The action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation
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A censure of someone or something on the basis of perceived faults or mistakes
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Offense
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Harm to one's good name or reputation
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Verb
To close something forcefully
“I slam the door shut behind me, storming down the stairwell in tears.”
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To crash into, or collide heavily with, something
“Picking up a brick, he threw it at Prisca only to see it come flying back at him and slam into the wall behind him.”
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To hit or strike something or someone
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“I slam my pillow in anger with my fists, watching the feathers eject from a tear in the seams.”
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To criticize or condemn severely
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“Critics aren't inclined to slam these culturally unique cinematic efforts.”
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To defeat, or to overcome
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To cover an opening
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Slam-dance
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To tease, typically in a good-natured way
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To push or force (someone or something) violently and suddenly into a particular physical position or state
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To assault, attack
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To give a synopsis (summary) of
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To make a loud, deep, resonant sound
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