WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
dunk /dʌŋk/USA pronunciation
v. [~ + object]
an act or instance of dunking.
- to dip (a biscuit, etc.) into coffee or the like, before eating.
- to put (someone or something) briefly under the surface of a liquid:She dunked the shirt in some detergent.
- Sportto thrust or slam (a basketball) downward through the basket:He leaped and dunked the ball through for the final score of the game.
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dunk /dʌŋk/ vb
Etymology: 20th Century: from Pennsylvania Dutch, from Middle High German dunken, from Old High German dunkōn; see duck², tingeˈdunker n
- to dip (bread, etc) in tea, soup, etc, before eating
- to submerge or be submerged in liquid
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