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Nasty criticism (4 letter answer)

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The answer SLAM is seen frequently, appearing about once every 80 puzzles.

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Ambitious bid
Angry response
Bang preceder
Bridge bid
Bridge coup
Bridge feat
Bridge score
Bridge thrill
Close with a bang
Contract at a table
Coup in bridge
Criticize severely
Culbertson coup
Goren coup
"Grand" action
Grand follower
Kind of bang
Kind of dance
Kind of a dunk
Verbal assault
Word with bang
Door-closing sound
Grand ___ home run
Grand or little coup
Grand or small coup
Kind of dunk for Ewing
Pro wrestling move
This may be grand
Grand ___ (bases-full home run)


SLAM as a noun:

1. (slam, sweep) = winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
2. the noise made by the forceful impact of two objects
3. a forceful impact that makes a loud noise
4. (shot, shaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe) = an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"

SLAM as a verb:

1. (slam, bang) = close violently; "He slammed the door shut"
2. (slam, bang) = strike violently; "slam the ball"
3. (slam dance, slam, mosh, thrash) = dance the slam dance
4. (slam, flap down) = throw violently; "He slammed the book on the table"