slam dunk


Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.

slam dunk

n.
1. Basketball A dramatic forceful dunk shot.
2. Slang Something that is easy to accomplish or certain to occur: a case that the prosecutor saw as a slam dunk.

slam dunk

n
1. (Basketball) basketball a scoring shot in which a player jumps up and forces the ball down through the basket
2. informal a task so easy that success in it is deemed a certainty
vb
3. (Basketball) basketball to jump up and force (a ball) through a basket
4. (tr) informal US to defeat decisively

slam′ dunk`


n.
a forceful, often dramatic dunk shot in basketball.
[1975–80]
slam′ dunk`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slam dunk - something that is a sure to occurslam dunk - something that is a sure to occur; a foregone conclusion; "predicting his success was a slam dunk"
sure thing, certainty, foregone conclusion - something that is certain; "his victory is a certainty"
2.slam dunk - a forceful dunk
dunk, dunk shot, stuff shot - a basketball shot in which the basketball is propelled downward into the basket
References in periodicals archive ?
Meanwhile, Slam Dunk has promised to 'shut down' city locations such as Millenium Square, O2 Academy, Leeds Beckett University and surrounding areas when it hosts its tenth annual event on May 23.
Matt Castrucci Mazda's Slam Dunk of Savings Sales Event is going on now until April 1, 2015.
Iran's Mohammad Yousefvand beat the USA's Jeff Dumolt in the slam dunk competition and Lebanon's Ezzat Al Kaissi beat Egypt's Abdul Rahman Sd in the three-point contest.
The onlooking crowd were in for a treat in the fourth quarter as Raheem May-Thompson scored three slam dunks in a row.
All in all, Slam Dunk was an epic five hours of music.
Slam Dunk (RAYC & RNZYS) was a convincing winner with an assured performance.
Slam Dunk Wales promoter Greg Barton on the festival's inaugural Welsh leg "Slam Dunk Festival is the UK's premium pop punk, ska and hardcore festival, which is now in its seventh year.
IN the scorching Wednesday evening sun, the North East's pop punk scene came out to play, eager to catch a bill of insanely catchy bands playing Slam Dunk On Tour at Trillians Rock Bar.
But in the end, Boston's Gerald Green slammed all his problems with a resounding windmill dunk over a table to pull out one of the most lopsided victories in Slam Dunk contest history.
The second-year swingman was one of four players picked to compete in the annual NBA Slam Dunk Contest Saturday night during All-Star weekend in Las Vegas.
Saturday: Leeds Slam Dunk Festival, Millennium Square, Leeds.
However, the number of variables involved makes this task less of a slam dunk and more of a calculated risk.