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noun [countable]     slam pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    Sound effect an instance of something slamming down or slamming shut, or the noise made by this

    She put the phone down with a slam.

  2. 3
    one of the competitions that make up a grand slam, especially in tennis
  3. 4
    a poetry competition in which people recite their poems and are judged by the audience


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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