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slam(
slahm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (noise)
a. el portazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(of door)
They threw me out on the street and closed the door with a slam.Me echaron a la calle y cerraron la puerta de un portazo.
2. (cards)
a. el slam
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
She won the thirteenth trick, giving her a grand slam.Ganó la baza número 13, lo que le dio un gran slam.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to shut forcefully)
a. cerrar de un golpe
"Stop making that noise!" she shouted, and slammed the window shut."¡Basta de ruido!" gritó y cerró la ventana de un golpe.
b. dar un portazo (door)
She got mad, slammed the door, and refused to come out for the rest of the night.Se enojó, dio un portazo y se negó a salir por el resto de la noche.
4. (to place forcefully)
a. tirar
The senator walked into the president's office and slammed the newspaper onto the desk.El senador entró al despacho del presidente y tiró el periódico sobre el escritorio.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to criticize)
a. criticar
The scientific community slammed his study for the flaws in the experiments.La comunidad científica criticó su estudio por las fallas de los experimentos.
b. vapulear
The parents slammed the principal for how he handled the incident.Los padre vapulearon al director por el modo en que manejó el incidente.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to defeat)
a. darle una paliza a
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Barça slammed Real Madrid last night, 4-1.El Barça le dio una paliza anoche al Real Madrid, 4-1.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
7. (to close hard)
a. cerrarse de un golpe
The window slammed shut without anyone touching it.La ventana se cerró de un golpe sin que nadie la hubiera tocado.
b. cerrarse de un portazo (door)
The door slammed when a gust of wind came.La puerta se cerró de un portazo cuando vino una ráfaga de viento.
8. (to crash; used with "into")
a. estrellarse contra
A surveillance video captured the moment a plane slammed into an apartment complex.Un video de vigilancia captó el momento en que un avión se estrelló contra un complejo de apartamentos.
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slam
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of door)
a. el portazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (door, lid, drawer)
a. cerrar de un golpe
to slam the door in somebody's facedar con la puerta en las narices a alguien
to slam something downdejar caer or estampar algo de un golpe
to slam on the brakespisar el freno de golpe
3. (colloquial)
a. criticar, poner verde a (criticize)
b. viborear
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
c. verdulear (River Plate)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (door)
a. cerrarse de golpe, dar un portazo
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slam [slæm]
noun
1 [of door] portazo (m)
to close the door with a slam dar un portazo; cerrar la puerta de un portazo
2 (Bridge) slam (m)
grand slam gran slam (m); small slam pequeño slam (m)
transitive verb
1 (strike)
to slam the door dar un portazo; cerrar (la puerta) de un portazo; to slam sth shut cerrar algo de golpe; to slam sth (down) on the table dejar de golpe algo sobre la mesa; estampar algo sobre la mesa; to slam on the brakes dar un frenazo; he slammed the ball into the net disparó la pelota a la red
2 (criticize) vapulear; criticar severamente
3 (defeat) cascar (informal); dar una paliza a (informal)
4
to get slammed agarrarse una buena curda or melopea (informal)
intransitive verb
1 [+door] cerrarse de golpe; cerrarse de un portazo
the door slammed shut or to la puerta se cerró de golpe or de un portazo
2
to slam into/against sth estrellarse contra algo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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