slam dunk

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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
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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.
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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.