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English noun: slam

1. slam (event) winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge


Synonymssweep


Broader (hypernym)triumph, victory


Narrower (hyponym)grand slam, little slam, small slam


Part meronymbridge

2. slam (event) the noise made by the forceful impact of two objects


Broader (hypernym)noise

3. slam (event) a forceful impact that makes a loud noise


Broader (hypernym)impact

4. slam (communication) an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect


SamplesHis parting shot was `drop dead'.
She threw shafts of sarcasm.
She takes a dig at me every chance she gets.


Synonymsbarb, dig, gibe, jibe, shaft, shot


Broader (hypernym)comment, input, remark


Narrower (hyponym)cheap shot


English verb: slam

1. slam (contact) close violently


SamplesHe slammed the door shut.


ExamplesThey want to slam the doors


Synonymsbang


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)close, shut

2. slam (contact) strike violently


SamplesSlam the ball.


Synonymsbang


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)hit

3. slam (motion) dance the slam dance


ExamplesSam and Sue slam


Synonymsmosh, slam dance, thrash


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe

4. slam (contact) throw violently


SamplesHe slammed the book on the table.


Synonymsflap down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)throw









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