Translation of slam in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /slæm/

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
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    • 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
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    • 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]
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    • 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
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    • 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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.