I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1660 1. grand slam 2. little slam II. noun Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian slamre to bang, Swedish slamra to rattle Date: 1672 1. a heavy blow or impact 2. a. a noisy violent closing b. a banging noise; especially one made by the slam of a door 3. a cutting or violent criticism 4. slammer 5. a poetry competition performed before judges III. verb (slammed; slamming) Date: circa 1691 transitive verb 1. to strike or beat hard ; knock 2. to shut forcibly and noisily ; bang 3. a. to set or slap down violently or noisily <
slammed down the phone
b. to propel, thrust, or produce by or as if by striking hard <
slam on the brakes
slammed the car into a wall
4. to criticize harshly intransitive verb 1. to make a banging noise 2. to function (as in moving) with emphatic and usually noisy vigor <
the hurricane slammed into the coast
slammed out of the room
3. to utter verbal abuse or harsh criticism

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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