1dunk verb \ˈdəŋk\
: to dip (food) quickly into a liquid (such as coffee or milk) while eating
: to push (someone or something) under water or other liquid for a short amount of time
basketball : to jump high in the air and push (the ball) down through the basket
: to dip (as a piece of bread) into a beverage while eating
: to dip or submerge temporarily in liquid
: to throw (a basketball) into the basket from above the rim
: to submerge oneself in water
: to make a dunk shot in basketball
Examples of DUNK
- I like to dunk my doughnut in my coffee.
- She dunked him while they were swimming.
- He dunked the ladle into the soup.
- He could dunk when he was 16.
Origin of DUNK
Pennsylvania German dunke,
from Middle High German dunken,
from Old High German dunkōn
— more at tinge
First Known Use: 1919
Rhymes with DUNK
basketball : a shot that is made by jumping high in the air and pushing the ball down through the basket
First Known Use of DUNK
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