WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
dunk /dʌŋk/USA pronunciation v. [+ object]
  1. to dip (a biscuit, etc.) into coffee or the like, before eating.
  2. to put (someone or something) briefly under the surface of a liquid:She dunked the shirt in some detergent.
  3. Sportto thrust or slam (a basketball) downward through the basket:He leaped and dunked the ball through for the final score of the game.

n. [countable]
  • an act or instance of dunking.


  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    dunk /dʌŋk/ vb
    1. to dip (bread, etc) in tea, soup, etc, before eating
    2. to submerge or be submerged in liquid
    Etymology: 20th Century: from Pennsylvania Dutch, from Middle High German dunken, from Old High German dunkōn; see duck², tinge

    ˈdunker n



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