whamPronunciation: (hwam, wam), [key]
—n., interj., v., whammed, wham•ming,
a loud sound produced by an explosion or sharp impact: the wham of a pile driver.
a forcible impact.
(used as an exclamation suggestive of a loud slam, blow, or the like).
to hit or make a forcible impact, esp. one producing a loud sound: The boat whammed into the dock. He whammed the door shut.
abruptly; with startling suddenness: The car ran wham up against the building.
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