Synonyms of slam in English:


See definition of slam


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, lambaste, 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

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 slag off, have a go at, give some stick to, monster, slate, rubbish

North American pummel, cut up, trash, bag on

NZ Australian bag

Australian sledge

formal excoriate

dated rate

archaic slash, vituperate against, reprobate

rare animadvert on, objurgate, asperse, derogate, reprehend


praise, approve of