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Definition of "dunk" [dunk]

  • To plunge into liquid; immerse. See Synonyms at dip. (verb-transitive)
  • To dip (food) into a liquid food, such as a beverage or sauce, prior to eating. (verb-transitive)
  • Basketball To slam (a ball) through the basket from above. (verb-transitive)
  • To submerge oneself briefly in water. (verb-intransitive)
  • Basketball To slam a ball through the basket from above. (verb-intransitive)
  • To dip (bread, etc) in tea, soup, etc, before eating (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To submerge or be submerged in liquid (verb)

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Use "dunk" in a sentence
  • "So for the word dunk, he prefers clavada , which comes from clavo , the noun for "nail.""
  • "Fans, meanwhile, have their own disputes—particularly over the word dunk."
  • "This is a guy who can dunk from the foul line with room to spare."