verb (used with object)
Basketball. to dunk (the ball) with great force.
a particularly forceful, often dramatic dunk shot.
(basketball) a scoring shot in which a player jumps up and forces the ball down through the basket
(informal) a task so easy that success in it is deemed a certainty
(basketball) to jump up and force (a ball) through a basket
A forceful, dramatic move, as in That indictment was a slam dunk if ever there was one. This expression is also often put as a verb, slam-dunk, meaning “make a forceful move against someone,” as in This is a great chance for us to slam-dunk the opposition. The idiom comes from basketball, where it refers to a dramatic shot in which the ball is thrust into the basket from above the rim. It was transferred to other activities from about 1980 on.
verb (used with or without object), slammed, slamming. 1. to shut with force and noise: to slam the door. 2. to dash, strike, knock, thrust, throw, slap down, etc., with violent and noisy impact: He slammed his books upon the table. 3. Informal. to criticize harshly; attack verbally: He slammed my taste mercilessly. noun 4. […]
noun 1. a person or thing that slams. 2. Usually, the slammer. Also called the slam. Slang. a prison. noun 1. (slang) the slammer, prison slam-book
noun, Informal. 1. the switching of a customer’s long-distance telephone company or other public utility without his or her authorization. verb (used with or without object), slammed, slamming. 1. to shut with force and noise: to slam the door. 2. to dash, strike, knock, thrust, throw, slap down, etc., with violent and noisy impact: He […]
s.l.a.n. Latin sine loco, anno, vel nomine (without place, year, or name of publication)