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slam1 / slam/ • v. (slammed, slam·ming ) [tr.] shut (a door, window, or lid) forcefully and loudly: he slams the door behind him as he leaves. ∎  [intr.] be closed forcefully and loudly: she heard a car door slam. ∎  [tr.] push or put somewhere with great force: Charlie slammed down the phone. ∎  [intr.] (slam into) crash into; collide heavily with: the car mounted the sidewalk, slamming into a lamppost. ∎  [tr.] inf. hit (something) with great force in a particular direction: he slammed a shot into the net. ∎  put (something) into action suddenly or forcefully: I slammed on the brakes. ∎  [intr.] move violently or loudly: he slammed out of the room. ∎  [tr.] (usu. be slammed) inf. criticize severely: his efforts to slam the president destroyed his own campaign. ∎  [tr.] inf. score points against or gain a victory over (someone) easily: the Blue Devils slammed Kansas to win the title. ∎  [tr.] [often as n.] (slamming) (of a telephone company) take over the account of (a telephone customer) without their permission. • n. 1. [usu. in sing.] a loud bang caused by the forceful shutting of something such as a door: the back door closed with a slam. 2. (usu. the slam) inf. prison. 3. a poetry contest in which competitors recite their entries and are judged by members of the audience, the winner being elected after several elimination rounds. slam2 • n. Bridge a grand slam (all thirteen tricks) or small slam (twelve tricks), for which bonus points are scored if bid and made.

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slam1 (at cards) †ruff and honours; winning all the tricks in a game. XVII. perh. shortening of †slampant, -am, -aine, in phr. give (one) the slampant trick, hoodwink.

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slam2 (dial.) beat XVII; shut with a noise XVIII. prob. of Scand. orig. (cf. ON. slam(b)ra).

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Slam

of cards: a number of tricks; at bridge, six or seven.

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SLAM (or Slam) (slæm) standoff land-attack missile

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