from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Slang With force and much noise: drove slam-bang through the barricade; a slam-bang collision.
  • adv. Slang With heedless speed; slapdash.
  • adv. Slang With vigorous relentless action and pace: a thriller that proceeds slam-bang to its conclusion; a slam-bang movie car chase.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Noisy, raucous.
  • adj. Violent, forceful
  • adj. Impressive, exciting.
  • adv. Shot or hit with a noise
  • n. Noisy activity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. With great violence; with a slamming or banging noise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as slap-bang.
  • To move with violence or noise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with heedless speed
  • adv. in a careless or reckless manner
  • adj. violent and sudden and noisy
  • adv. in a violent or sudden or noisy manner


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