- Also called poetry slam . a competitive, usually boisterous poetry reading.
- a usually competitive performance involving multiple performers with short acts: puppet slams; a tap dance slam.
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That moment endeared me to the fierce front woman and former slam poet.Tarriona “Tank” Ball’s Playlist is Pure Friend Goals|Brande Victorian|February 19, 2021|Essence.com
Members of the Texas Rangers once chastised him for turning a 3-0 pitch into a grand slam in a game the Padres were winning handily — in other words, for not holding back.The Fernando Tatis Jr. deal is huge, but so are the Padres’ ambition and baseball’s expectations|Chelsea Janes|February 18, 2021|Washington Post
At-home tech, however, isn’t always a slam dunk, so brands have to be keenly aware of the marketplace and be agile when it comes to what they are providing.L’Oréal eyes at-home tech market to accelerate its DTC plan|Seb Joseph|January 19, 2021|Digiday
Beal gave Bryant the critique, and one play later, the guard found Bryant under the basket for the slam.Thomas Bryant is making the leap by controlling his emotions. Westbrook and Beal help, too.|Ava Wallace|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
He also made his first All-Star Game, where he won the slam dunk contest, which featured a team format for the first time.The greatest moments of John Wall’s decade with the Wizards|Scott Allen|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
That may be, but experts say that “similarities” to other attacks is hardly a slam dunk.FBI Won’t Stop Blaming North Korea for Sony Hack -- Despite New Evidence|Shane Harris|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The bar also claims that it hosted the first-ever poetry slam 28 years ago.
And the information that the FBI has presented so far strikes many experts as hardly a slam dunk against Pyongyang.
Apparently, 2016 is not shaping up as a Democratic slam dunk.
If the President is seeking a way to court Republicans, alcohol is a slam-drunk.
She glanced uneasily at Gwynne and fancied she could hear him slam the lid of his breeding upon a supercilious sputter.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Expectantly I follow his movements; I recognize the vigorous slam of the door and the click of the spring lock.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
Something in the way she said it made it sound like a little slam on the boss, and of course I wasn't going to stand for that.The Wreckers|Francis Lynde
Into the hut bounded Frank, and the door went to with a slam.Frank Merriwell's Bravery|Burt L. Standish
After eating the supper Madge prepared for him, he shuffled out, permitting the kitchen door to slam behind him.The Missing Formula|Mildred A. Wirt, AKA Ann Wirt