Would you tell me whether I am right with my choice of the suitable interpretation of the word in bold in the following sentence?
Pakistan slams us over raid that killed bin Laden.
slam = to criticize harshly, censure forcefully
Thanks for your amendments of my original post.
Last edited by SanMar; 26-May-2011 at 08:41. Reason: more info
TV Contestant: I thought the judges could have been a bit nicer to me.
Newspapers: Contestant slams judges
In my opiniom..
The above is an example of tabloid journalism, or misinformation which is increasingly becoming part of regular journalism but I digress..
Not a teacher.
I believe the literal use comes from wrestling, where a 'body slam' is picking up your opponent horizontally above your head, and propelling him with some force back first onto the floor of the ring. You can also slam someone into a wall.