body slam

[ bod-ee slam ]
/ ˈbɒd i ˌslæm /

noun

a wrestling or judo throw in which an opponent is lifted and hurled to the mat, landing on the back.
a physical assault in which a person is thrown to the ground.
any devastating assault or onslaught: The voters have delivered a body slam to the advocates of bigotry.

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Origin of body slam

First recorded in 1895–1900

OTHER WORDS FROM body slam

bod·y-slam, verb (used with object) bod·y-slammed, bod·y-slam·ming.
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