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slamming

[′slam·iŋ]
(naval architecture)
The impact of the bottom of a ship's bow hitting the water during a severe downward pitch.

slamming

The unauthorized switching of your long distance telephone provider. Unethical marketing organizations contact the local telephone company and claim that certain customers have authorized them to handle their long distance. The company may have obtained your name from a list or spoken to you over the phone with a clever hustle whereby you said yes once to another question. See cramming.
References in classic literature ?
His efforts to reserve the window-table for me were satisfactory, and I used to allow him privileges, as to suggest dishes; I have given him information, as that someone had startled me in the reading-room by slamming a door; I have shown him how I cut my finger with a piece of string.
called one of them; "what do you mean by slamming the door and blowing us over?
Just before she reached the vehicle, Carl leaped in beside his confederate, slamming the door behind him.
Guessing at once what was happening, I leaped for the hatch and slamming it closed above my head, dropped to the centrale.
And seeing that the prisoner was not only quiet, but entirely prostrate and senseless, he rushed from the cell, violently slamming the door, and noisily drawing the bolts.
Martin retorted, slamming the door as he passed out.
she said, at last, slamming the music-book together with a desperate look.
As for ME, sir,' I began, but checked by some impediment in my utterance, and finding that my whole frame trembled with fury, I said no more, but took the wiser part of snatching up my hat and bolting from the room, slamming the door behind me, with a bang that shook the house to its foundations, and made my mother scream, and gave a momentary relief to my excited feelings.
Into one of these, in the bottom passage, East bolted with our hero, slamming and bolting the door behind them, in case of pursuit from the hall, and Tom was for the first time in a Rugby boy's citadel.
A red-faced man, slamming the cabin door behind him and stumping out on the deck, interrupted my reflections, though I made a mental note of the topic for use in a projected essay which I had thought of calling "The Necessity for Freedom: A Plea for the Artist.
From up-stairs came the tumult of raised voices, the slamming of a door, the falling of something heavy upon the floor.
Good-bye, then," he said, shaking his fist in a rage, and slamming the door by which he retreated.