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English noun: slam

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


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


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

Broader (hypernym)close, shut

2. slam (contact) strike violently

SamplesSlam the ball.


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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