Dunk meaning

dŭngk
To dip (food) into a liquid food, such as a beverage or sauce, prior to eating.

Dunked the cookie into a glass of milk.

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To submerge oneself briefly in water.
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To plunge into liquid; immerse.
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(basketball) To slam (a ball) through the basket from above.
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(basketball) To slam a ball through the basket from above.
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The act or an instance of dunking.
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A liquid or creamy food into which other foods are dunked.
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(basketball) A dunk shot.
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To dip (bread, cake, etc.) into coffee or other liquid before eating it.
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To immerse in a liquid for a short time.
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(basketball) To put (the ball) into the basket by means of a dunk shot.
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A dunking; immersion.
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To submerge briefly in a liquid.

I like to dunk my donut in my coffee.

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To set down carelessly.

Parents shouldn't just dunk their kids in front of the TV.

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(intransitive, basketball) To put the ball directly downward through the hoop while grabbing onto the rim with power.

The center spun quickly and dunked the ball with authority.

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The act of dunking, particularly in basketball.

The point guard threaded a pass with pinpoint precision to the power forward for an easy dunk.

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Origin of dunk

  • Pennsylvania Dutch dunke from Middle High German dunken from Old High German dunkōn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition