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English definition of “slam”

slam

verb     /slæm/ (-mm-)
B2 [I or T] to ( cause to) move against a hard surface with force and usually a loud noise : The wind made the door / window slam ( shut ). Close the door carefully , don't slam it. He slammed the brakes on (= used them quickly and with force ) when a child ran in front of his car . I had to stop suddenly , and the car behind slammed into the back of me.Hitting against objects accidentally and collidingSounds made by objects, movement or impact [T] informal to criticize : Although the reviewers slammed the play , the audience loved it.Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
(Definition of slam verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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