Slam v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slammed p. pr. & vb. n. Slamming.]
1. To shut with force and a loud noise; to bang; as, he slammed the door.
2. To put in or on some place with force and loud noise; -- usually with down; as, to slam a trunk down on the pavement.
3. To strike with some implement with force; hence, to beat or cuff. [Prov. Eng.]
4. To strike down; to slaughter. [Prov. Eng.]
5. To defeat (opponents at cards) by winning all the tricks of a deal or a hand.
To slam to, to shut or close with a slam. “He slammed to the door.” --W. D. Howells.
Slam, v. i. To come or swing against something, or to shut, with sudden force so as to produce a shock and noise; as, a door or shutter slams.
1. The act of one who, or that which, slams.
2. The shock and noise produced in slamming.
The slam and the scowl were lost upon Sam. --Dickens.
3. Card Playing Winning all the tricks of a deal (called, in bridge, grand slam, the winning of all but one of the thirteen tricks being called a little slam or small slam).
4. The refuse of alum works. [Prov. Eng.]
n 1: winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge [syn: sweep]
2: the noise made by the forcefaul impact of two objects
3: a forceful impact that makes a loud noise
4: an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and
intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was
`drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a
dig at me every chance she gets" [syn: shot, shaft, dig,
barb, jibe, gibe]
v 1: close violently; "He slammed the door shut" [syn: bang]
2: strike violently; "slam the ball" [syn: bang]
3: dance the slam dance [syn: slam dance, mosh, thrash]
4: throw violently; "He slammed the book on the table" [syn: flap
[also: slamming, slammed]