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noun as in loud noise from impact

noun as in harsh criticism

verb as in throw or push very hard

verb as in criticize very harshly

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Example Sentences

That moment endeared me to the fierce front woman and former slam poet.

Members of the Texas Rangers once chastised him for turning a 3-0 pitch into a grand slam in a game the Padres were winning handily — in other words, for not holding back.

At-home tech, however, isn’t always a slam dunk, so brands have to be keenly aware of the marketplace and be agile when it comes to what they are providing.

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Beal gave Bryant the critique, and one play later, the guard found Bryant under the basket for the slam.

He also made his first All-Star Game, where he won the slam dunk contest, which featured a team format for the first time.

That may be, but experts say that “similarities” to other attacks is hardly a slam dunk.

The bar also claims that it hosted the first-ever poetry slam 28 years ago.

And the information that the FBI has presented so far strikes many experts as hardly a slam dunk against Pyongyang.

Apparently, 2016 is not shaping up as a Democratic slam dunk.

If the President is seeking a way to court Republicans, alcohol is a slam-drunk.

She glanced uneasily at Gwynne and fancied she could hear him slam the lid of his breeding upon a supercilious sputter.

Expectantly I follow his movements; I recognize the vigorous slam of the door and the click of the spring lock.

Something in the way she said it made it sound like a little slam on the boss, and of course I wasn't going to stand for that.

Into the hut bounded Frank, and the door went to with a slam.

After eating the supper Madge prepared for him, he shuffled out, permitting the kitchen door to slam behind him.

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On this page you'll find 197 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to slam, such as: bang, blast, blow, boom, burst, and clap.

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