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Pronunciation: /slæm/

Translation of slam in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-mm-)

  • 1 (close violently) to slam the door dar* un portazo to slam the door shut cerrar* la puerta de un portazo to slam the window shut cerrar* la ventana de un golpe she slammed the door in my face me dio con la puerta en las narices
    Example sentences
    • The plane's propeller began to whirl loudly, and Cory slammed the door shut.
    • When I finally did open it, I bolted inside and slammed the door shut behind myself.
    • I glared at him not bothering to dignify that with a response, I walked out into the street slamming the door shut behind me.
  • 2 (put with force) she slammed the book down on the table tiró el libro sobre la mesa he slammed his fist through the door atravesó la puerta de un puñetazo he slammed the ball into the net (in soccer etc) marcó de un trallazo (in tennis etc) incrustó la pelota en la red to slam on the brakes pegar* un frenazo
    Example sentences
    • He pushed back slamming her into the wall she was chained to.
    • The force from the explosion slammed Christin against the opposite wall hard.
    • Dracainya was hit by an invisible force that slammed her into the wall behind her, cracking the stone.
  • 3 (criticize) [colloquial/familiar] atacar* violentamente
  • 4 (defeat) [colloquial/familiar] [team/opponent] darle* una paliza a [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • Fortunately for a red-faced Basham, former Shelbourne striker Foran slammed his shot straight at the legs of Alan Fettis.
    • Andrew Dawson hit the pass of the match with a ball that curled behind the Marske defence but Alcide could only slam his shot straight at Mohan.
    • We were intensely hitting the ball back and forth to each other until she did hit that loopy shot, and I slammed it back at her.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-mm-)

  • [door] cerrarse* de un portazo or de golpe; [window] cerrarse* de golpe
    Example sentences
    • The door slammed and the car screeched off at high speed.
    • As Tristan packs up his briefcase and prepares to leave the empty club for the night, he's surprised to hear the sound of a car door slamming outside.
    • She heard yelling and a car door slamming and screeching off.


  • 2 countable/numerable (in bridge) slam (masculine)

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