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English definition of “slam dunk”

slam dunk

noun [C] uk   us  
a shot in basketball in which a player jumps up and pushes the ball down through the netBasketball, netball and volleyballGeneral terms used in ball sports
verb [T] uk   /ˈslæm.dʌŋk/ (also dunk) us  
to jump up and force a basketball down through the net in order to scoreBasketball, netball and volleyballGeneral terms used in ball sports
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