- Basketball To make a slam dunk. (verb-intransitive)
- Basketball To shoot (the ball) in a slam dunk. (verb-transitive)
- 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). (verb-transitive)
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