slam-dunk


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slam-dunk

(slăm′dŭngk′)
v. slam-dunked, slam-dunk·ing, slam-dunks
v.intr. Basketball
To make a slam dunk.
v.tr.
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).

slam′-dunk′er n.
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slam-dunk


Past participle: slam-dunked
Gerund: slam-dunking

Imperative
slam-dunk
slam-dunk
Present
I slam-dunk
you slam-dunk
he/she/it slam-dunks
we slam-dunk
you slam-dunk
they slam-dunk
Preterite
I slam-dunked
you slam-dunked
he/she/it slam-dunked
we slam-dunked
you slam-dunked
they slam-dunked
Present Continuous
I am slam-dunking
you are slam-dunking
he/she/it is slam-dunking
we are slam-dunking
you are slam-dunking
they are slam-dunking
Present Perfect
I have slam-dunked
you have slam-dunked
he/she/it has slam-dunked
we have slam-dunked
you have slam-dunked
they have slam-dunked
Past Continuous
I was slam-dunking
you were slam-dunking
he/she/it was slam-dunking
we were slam-dunking
you were slam-dunking
they were slam-dunking
Past Perfect
I had slam-dunked
you had slam-dunked
he/she/it had slam-dunked
we had slam-dunked
you had slam-dunked
they had slam-dunked
Future
I will slam-dunk
you will slam-dunk
he/she/it will slam-dunk
we will slam-dunk
you will slam-dunk
they will slam-dunk
Future Perfect
I will have slam-dunked
you will have slam-dunked
he/she/it will have slam-dunked
we will have slam-dunked
you will have slam-dunked
they will have slam-dunked
Future Continuous
I will be slam-dunking
you will be slam-dunking
he/she/it will be slam-dunking
we will be slam-dunking
you will be slam-dunking
they will be slam-dunking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been slam-dunking
you have been slam-dunking
he/she/it has been slam-dunking
we have been slam-dunking
you have been slam-dunking
they have been slam-dunking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been slam-dunking
you will have been slam-dunking
he/she/it will have been slam-dunking
we will have been slam-dunking
you will have been slam-dunking
they will have been slam-dunking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been slam-dunking
you had been slam-dunking
he/she/it had been slam-dunking
we had been slam-dunking
you had been slam-dunking
they had been slam-dunking
Conditional
I would slam-dunk
you would slam-dunk
he/she/it would slam-dunk
we would slam-dunk
you would slam-dunk
they would slam-dunk
Past Conditional
I would have slam-dunked
you would have slam-dunked
he/she/it would have slam-dunked
we would have slam-dunked
you would have slam-dunked
they would have slam-dunked
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.slam-dunk - make a forceful move against; "the electronic travel market is slam-dunking traditional travel agencies"
affect, bear upon, impact, bear on, touch on, touch - have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"
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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Translations

slam-dunk

(US Basketball)
nSlam Dunk m
vt ballkraftvoll im Korb versenken
vieinen Slam Dunk spielen
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