One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’
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