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v. slam-dunked, slam-dunk·ing, slam-dunks
To make a slam dunk.
1. Basketball To shoot (the ball) in a slam dunk.
2. To make a forceful dramatic move against (another): "They've stopped slam-dunking each other and begun designing strategies with the ... aim of moving those on welfare into decent jobs" (David L. Kirp).
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Past participle: slam-dunked
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|Verb||1.||slam-dunk - make a forceful move against; "the electronic travel market is slam-dunking traditional travel agencies"|
|2.||slam-dunk - make a slam dunk; shoot a basketball in a slam dunk|
basketball, basketball game, hoops - a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop
dunk - make a dunk shot, in basketball; "He dunked the ball"
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