Synonyms of slam in English:


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1‘he left the room, slamming the door behind him’

bang, close with a bang, shut with a bang, close noisily, shut noisily, close with a crash, shut with a crash, close with force, shut with force, fling shut

pull something to, close gently

2‘the car mounted the pavement, slamming into a lamp post’

crash into, smash into, smack into, collide with, be in collision with, hit, strike, ram, plough into, meet head-on, run into, bump into, crack against, crack into
North American impact


3‘he was slammed by the critics for his first-half performance’

criticize, find fault with, censure, denounce, condemn, arraign, attack, lambast, pillory, disapprove of, carp at, cavil at, rail against, inveigh against, cast aspersions on, pour scorn on, disparage, denigrate, deprecate, malign, vilify, besmirch, run down, give a bad press to
North American slur
informal knock, pan, hammer, blast, bad-mouth, nitpick about, throw brickbats at, give flak to, lay into, lace into, pull to pieces, pull apart, pick holes in, hit out at, maul, savage, roast, skewer, crucify
British informal slag off, have a go at, give some stick to, monster, slate, rubbish
North American informal pummel, cut up, trash, bag on
Australian, New Zealand informal bag
Australian informal sledge
formal excoriate
dated rate
archaic slash, vituperate against, reprobate
rare animadvert on, objurgate, asperse, derogate, reprehend

praise, approve of