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parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
grammatical pattern:
verb + obj. + adj.
Word Combinations (verb, noun)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: slams, slamming, slammed
definition 1: to shut (a door, lid, or the like) with force and loud noise.
Angrily, he left the room and slammed the door.The wind suddenly slammed the door shut.[verb + obj. + adj. ]
bang, clap
similar words:
heave, jam, thrust
definition 2: to cause (something) to move with great force so that it makes a powerful impact or is sent a great distance.
The driver slammed the truck into a tree.The batter slammed the ball into left field.
similar words:
bang, bash, catapult, fling, heave, hurl, jam, pound, sling, whack
definition 3: to criticize severely.
The critics slammed the play, but audiences loved it.
bash, blast, scorch, trash
similar words:
attack, backbite, badmouth, castigate, censure, chastise, condemn, criticize, denounce, excoriate, lambaste, malign, upbraid, vilify
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to move quickly and with great force so as to cause a loud and powerful impact.
The car slammed into the tree.The shutters slammed with the sudden gust of wind.
crash, smash
similar words:
bump, collide, dash
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a movement that produces a loud noise on impact, or the noise itself.
She closed the lid with a slam.I heard the slam of the door as he left.
bang, clap, whack
similar words:
blast, clash, crack, knock, rap, report, thud, thump, thwack
definition 2: a severe criticism.
The slam of the book by the critics was a blow to its author.
censure, condemnation, lick, rebuke
similar words:
criticism, denunciation, disparagement, fulmination, rap, reproach, slap
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