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slam

verb [I/T]  /slæm/ (-mm-) us  
to move against a hard surface with force and usually a loud noise, or to cause something to move this way: [I] The truck slammed into an oncoming car. [T] Ray slammed the door shut.
slam
noun [C usually sing]  /slæm/ us  
He closed the door with a slam.
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