Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “slam dunk”

slam dunk

noun [C]    
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 slam-dunk     /ˈslæm.dʌŋk/ verb [T] (also dunk) to jump up and force a basketball down through the net in order to scoreBasketball, netball and volleyballGeneral terms used in ball sports
(Definition of slam dunk noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of slam dunk

Translations of “slam dunk”

Word of the Day

closeness

the quality of knowing someone very well, liking them a lot, and wanting to spend a lot of time together

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More