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Afterward his uncle came in a fierce humor, slamming the door.

A hatch stood open there, and he dropped through, slamming it after him.

Primmie departed, slamming the door and muttering indignation.

Then he went into the kitchen, slamming the door with a bang.

He swung his fist heavily, slamming the Martian against the tree.

Then he passed out into the night, slamming and locking the door behind him.

And he turned suddenly and strode into an inner room, slamming the door.

"No," he answered laconically, slamming down the lid of the tea-basket.

And with this Noll hurried out of the library, slamming the door behind him.

He disappeared through the engine-room door, slamming it after him.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, "a severe blow," probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian slamre, Swedish slemma "to slam, bang") of imitative origin. Meaning "a violent closing of a door" is from 1817. Meaning "an insult, put-down" is from 1884. Slam-bang recorded by 1806 (also slap-bang, 1785). Slam-dunk is from 1976; early use often in reference to Julius Erving. Slam-dance is attested by 1987 (slam by itself in this sense is recorded from 1983).

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