WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
dunk /dʌŋk/USA pronunciation v. [+ object] 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.
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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