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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.
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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
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slam′ dunk`


n.
a forceful, often dramatic dunk shot in basketball.
[1975–80]
slam′ dunk`er, n.
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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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