slam dunk

(redirected from slam dunks)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

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 ?
The Meralco Bolts forward's array of slam dunks over a collection of Philippine All-Stars members earned him 80 points through three rounds.
The onlooking crowd were in for a treat in the fourth quarter as Raheem May-Thompson scored three slam dunks in a row.
Michael Goldman was just doing what he normally does, having fun on a local playground basketball court and throwing down the kind of slam dunks that brought him so much attention when he played at Calabasas High a few years ago.
Shoot the three-point shot or pass the ball into the post for board-shattering slam dunks.
NBA scoring leader Kevin Durant had a game-high 30 points for the West and Paul's Los Angeles Clippers teammate Blake Griffin added 19 points, both of them jamming down spectacular slam dunks thanks to set-up passes from Paul.
5, scored 28 points in the first half, including three crowd-pleasing slam dunks.
West guard Kenny Gregory of Columbus, Ohio, who is headed for Kansas, earned MVP honors by leading all scorers with 18 points and by drawing ovations from the crowd for high-flying slam dunks.
Erving's innovative style of play was highlighted by his signature slam dunks and high flying moves that brought the game off the court and into the air.
Only five of the 22 baskets were not layups or slam dunks as both teams drove to the basket at will.
Never-seen-before features of NBA Jam Extreme include struggling and diving for the ball and more than 30 new slam dunks such as the three-story elevator jam and through-the-hoop flip jam.