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slam down

1. To eat or drink something very hastily or voraciously. A noun or pronoun can be used between "slam" and "down." Don't just slam your food down like that—take a moment to actually enjoy what you're eating! I slammed down the burger so I could get back on the road straight away. It's no wonder you have such a bad hangover from the way you were slamming drinks down last night.
2. Literally, to forcefully bring someone or something down onto a particular surface. A noun or pronoun can be used between "slam" and "down." Hey, don't slam those plates down—they're Grandma's fine china! The judge slammed down his gavel and yelled for order in the court. I slammed my little brother down and declared myself the winner.
See also: down, slam

slam someone or something down

to drive or strike someone or something downward. The wrestler slammed his opponent down hard. He slammed down his opponent and injured him.
See also: down, slam

slam something down (on something)

 and slam something down (onto something)
to bang something down onto something. She slammed her fist down on the table in anger. Karen slammed down her fist onto the table.
See also: down, slam

slam down

To put something down forcefully so as to produce a loud noise: I got angry and slammed down the phone. The teacher slammed a book down to get the students' attention.
See also: down, slam
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The heat brings out the bright acid of the coffee, while the melting ice below slams down the temperature.
Wawrinka, who has been a consistent campaigner in Grand Slams down the years, would be a tough nut for Querrey to crack anyway, but if the 20th seed is not at his best he will do well to stem the flow of the Swiss No.
Peter slams down his clipboard, glares at the couple, and stalks off, muttering, "Do you have any idea how long it's going to take me to find a lawyer up here to answer that question?"
His shots of lobtailing - where a whale slams down its tail - are taken from inches away.
He reaches for it and again, the lid rises and he sees two little eyes looking around before it slams down.
When the tail slams down, energy is released, and the dolphin moves forward.
When a player slams down with 230 pounds of weight or more, the rim collapses downward.
"If you come onto my reserve, I'll get you." These are some of the last words I hear before Chief Janet Webster of the Lytton Indian Band slams down the phone, bringing our brief conversation to an abrupt end.
I've tried to say I'm sorry but she just slams down the phone.