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British English: /slam/
American English: /slæm/

Translation of slam in Italian:


transitive verb forma in -ing ecc. -mm-

  • 1 (shut loudly)
    fare sbattere
    (door)to slam something shut
    sbattere qualcosa
    to slam the door behind one
    sbattere la porta uscendo
    to slam the door in somebody's face
    sbattere la porta in faccia a qualcuno (also figurative)
  • 2 (with violence)to slam one's fist, a cup onto the table
    battere il pugno, sbattere una tazza sul tavolo
    to slam the ball into the net
    scagliare la palla in rete
    to slam somebody into a wall
    scaraventare qualcuno contro il muro
    to slam the brakes on o to slam on the brakes [informal]
  • 3 [informal] (criticize)
    criticare duramente, stroncare (for per) (for doing per avere fatto)
    to slam a policy as useless
    criticare l'inutilità di una politica
    to slam somebody as a dictator
    accusare qualcuno di essere un dittatore
    to be slammed by somebody
    farsi criticare duramente da qualcuno

intransitive verb forma in -ing ecc. -mm-

  • 1
    (door, window)
    sbattere (against contro)
    to hear the door slam
    sentire sbattere la porta
    to slam shut
  • 2to slam into something
    (vehicle, boxer, body)
    sbattere contro qualcosa

Phrasal verbs

slam down:

1 slam down (heavy object, lid)
sbattere (onto su)
2 slam down [something], slam [something] down
sbattere (receiver, phone, lid, car bonnet)
sbattere, scagliare (object, book) on (onto su)
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