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"slam" in British English

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slamverb

uk   /slæm/  us   /slæm/ (-mm-)
B2 [I or T] to (​cause to) ​move against a hard ​surface with ​force and usually a ​loudnoise: The ​wind made the ​door/​window slam (​shut). Close the ​doorcarefully, don't slam it. He slammed the brakes on (= used them ​quickly and with ​force) when a ​childran in ​front of his ​car. I had to ​stopsuddenly, and the ​car behind me slammed into the back of me.
[T] informal to ​criticize: Although the ​reviewers slammed the ​play, the ​audienceloved it.

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slamnoun [S]

uk   /slæm/  us   /slæm/
  • slam noun [S] (COMPETITION)

an ​event in which ​peopleread out ​theirpoems to be ​judged by an ​audience: a poetry slam
  • slam noun [S] (SPORTS)

in some ​sports, ​especiallytennis, one of the ​events that are ​part of a grand slam : Murray ​won his first slam in 2013.
(Definition of slam from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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slamverb [I/T]

 us   /slæm/ (-mm-)
to move against a hard ​surface with ​force and usually a ​loudnoise, or to ​cause something to move this way: [I] The ​truck slammed into an ​oncomingcar. [T] Ray slammed the ​doorshut.
slam
noun [C usually sing]  us   /slæm/
He ​closed the ​door with a slam.
(Definition of slam from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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