|Origin:||Probably from a Scandinavian language|
slam1 past tense and past participle slammed, present participle slamming
if a door, gate etc slams, or if someone slams it, it shuts with a loud noise [= bang]:
door etc[intransitive and transitive]
We heard a car door slam.
He slammed the door shut.
to put something on or against a surface with a fast violent movement
put something somewhere[transitive always + adverb/preposition]
slam something down/against/onto
Henry slammed the phone down angrily.
to hit or attack someone or something with a lot of force
hit with force[intransitive always + adverb/preposition]
slam into/against etc
All 155 passengers died instantly when the plane slammed into the mountain.
to criticize someone or something strongly - used especially in newspapers [= slate]:
Local media slammed plans to build a prison in the area.
slam somebody for something
The council was slammed for its unfair selection procedure.
to make a car stop very suddenly by pressing the brakes very hard
to close a door hard when someone is trying to come in
to rudely refuse to meet someone or talk to them