What is slam?

  • (noun): An aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect.
    Synonyms: shot, shaft, dig, barb, jibe, gibe
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "slam":

  • (verb): Close violently.
    Synonyms: bang
  • (verb): Strike violently.
    Example: "Slam the ball"
    Synonyms: bang
  • (noun): Winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge.
    Synonyms: sweep
  • (noun): The noise made by the forcefaul impact of two objects.
  • (noun): A forceful impact that makes a loud noise.
  • (verb): Throw violently.
    Synonyms: flap down

Famous quotes containing the word slam:

    It’s not a slam at you when people are rude—it’s a slam at the people they’ve met before.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940)

    to slam the door on all the days she’ll stay the same
    and never ask why and never think who to ask,
    to slam the door and rip off her orange blouse.
    Father, father, I wish I were dead.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    Loach: What happened to your nose, Gittes? Somebody slam a bedroom window on it?
    J.J. Gittes: Nope, your wife got excited. She crossed her legs a little too quick.
    Robert Towne (b. 1936)