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Definition 1: an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where slam or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for slam in the sense of this definition

(slam is a kind of ...) a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information

"from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account" "we would appreciate input from our users on how we can improve our software"

(... is a kind of slam ) an unnecessarily aggressive and unfair remark directed at a defenseless person

Definition 2: winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for slam in the sense of this definition

(slam is a kind of ...) a successful ending of a struggle or contest

"a narrow victory" "the general always gets credit for his army's victory" "clinched a victory" "convincing victory" "the agreement was a triumph for common sense"

(... is a kind of slam ) winning all of the tricks in a hand of bridge

(... is a kind of slam ) winning all but one of the tricks in a hand of bridge

(... is part of slam) any of various card games based on whist for four players

Definition 3: a forceful impact that makes a loud noise - [noun denoting event]

(slam is a kind of ...) the striking of one body against another

Definition 4: the noise made by the forceful impact of two objects - [noun denoting event]

(slam is a kind of ...) sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

"he enjoyed the street noises" "they heard indistinct noises of people talking" "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"

Definition 5: strike violently - [verb of contact]

Samples where slam or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • slam the ball

Synonyms for slam in the sense of this definition

(slam is a kind of ...) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

"He hit her hard in the face"

Definition 6: close violently - [verb of contact]

Samples where slam or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He slammed the door shut

Synonyms for slam in the sense of this definition

(slam is a kind of ...) move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut

"Close the door" "shut the window"

Definition 7: throw violently - [verb of contact]

Samples where slam or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He slammed the book on the table

Synonyms for slam in the sense of this definition

(slam is a kind of ...) propel through the air

"throw a frisbee"

Definition 8: dance the slam dance - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for slam in the sense of this definition

(slam is a kind of ...) move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance

"My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"

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