Definition of 'slam'
Video: pronunciation of 'slam'
Example sentences containing 'slam'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
The doors were slammed shut and gun barrels were sticking out of the windows. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Would you rather have the door slammed in your face? Blaikie's Guide to Modern Manners (2005)He was ranting and slammed down the phone. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You might bid a pushy slam that makes on a successful finesse. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This is probably the biggest match of the season next to the final of a grand slam. Times, Sunday Times (2014)West led a quiet king of clubs and the grand slam was one down. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The report slammed police for also ignoring victims who sought help. The Sun (2012)But playing this game slams the door in young faces and makes some coppers look greedy. The Sun (2010)IT'S another grand slam footballing weekend when four tribes go to war. The Sun (2007)Last night she slammed the fraud allegations. The Sun (2015)She screams at him to go and slams the door in his face! The Sun (2009)Last lesson we observed that you should not push for close slams. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He sprinted towards her but as he got close she slammed the door shut in his face. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)He swore and slammed down the phone. The Sun (2008)We bid and made slam on the first three boards of a match. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Thirteen tricks and slam made plus one. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Watch their declarer play the spots off the cards to make this highly optimistic grand slam from the quarterfinals. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The plane skimmed over his car with a roar before slamming into the ground five or six vehicles in front. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The firm was also slammed online. The Sun (2012)Literary festivals, readings and slams have made poetry much more available. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The Toon so badly need to make something happen before the transfer window slams shut today. The Sun (2009)Introducing slam poetry to the Olympics will bring a healthy dose of cynicism to the proceedings. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I think it's a massive help if you're playing a grand slam game on home soil. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Over three days I managed to run aground twice, slam into a bridge and bump too many other boats to remember. The Sun (2012)
Trends of 'slam'
Used Occasionally. slam is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'slam'
British English: slam /slæm/ VERB
If you slam a door or window, or if it slams, it shuts noisily and with great force.
He slammed the gate shut behind him.
- American English: slam
- Arabic: يُغْلِقُ بِعُنْفٍ
- Brazilian Portuguese: fechar com força
- Chinese: 猛力关上
- Croatian: zalupiti
- Czech: prásknout dveřmi
- Danish: smække
- Dutch: smijten
- European Spanish: dar un portazo
- Finnish: paiskata
- French: claquer
- German: zuschlagen
- Greek: βροντώ
- Italian: sbattere
- Japanese: バタンと閉める
- Korean: (...을) 쾅 닫다
- Norwegian: slamre igjen
- Polish: trzasnąć
- European Portuguese: fechar com força
- Romanian: a se trânti
- Russian: захлопывать
- Spanish: dar un portazo
- Swedish: slå igen
- Thai: ปิดดังปัง
- Turkish: çarpmak kapı
- Ukrainian: грюкати
- Vietnamese: đóng sầm
Definition of slam from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
Audrey Brow, Unicorn Farts & Space Grease: June’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this June with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.