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dunk

 (dŭngk)
v. dunked, dunk·ing, dunks
v.tr.
1. To plunge into liquid; immerse.
2. To dip (food) into a liquid food, such as a beverage or sauce, prior to eating: dunked the cookie into a glass of milk.
3. Basketball To slam (a ball) through the basket from above.
v.intr.
1. To submerge oneself briefly in water.
2. Basketball To slam a ball through the basket from above.
n.
1. The act or an instance of dunking.
2. A liquid or creamy food into which other foods are dunked.
3. Basketball A dunk shot.

[Pennsylvania Dutch dunke, from Middle High German dunken, from Old High German dunkōn.]

dunk′er n.

dunk

(dʌŋk)
vb
1. (Cookery) to dip (bread, etc) in tea, soup, etc, before eating
2. to submerge or be submerged in liquid
[C20: from Pennsylvania Dutch, from Middle High German dunken, from Old High German dunkōn; see duck2, tinge]
ˈdunker n

dunk

(dʌŋk)

v.t.
1. to dip (a doughnut, cake, etc.) into coffee, milk, or the like, before eating.
2. to submerge briefly in a liquid.
3. to thrust (a basketball) downward through the basket.
v.i.
4. to dip or submerge something, oneself, etc., in a liquid.
5. to execute or attempt a dunk shot.
n.
6. an act or instance of dunking.
7. a liquid or creamy mixture into which food is dipped.
[1865–70; < Pennsylvania German dunke to dip, immerse; compare German tunken, Old High German thunkōn, dunkōn]

dunk

- Came from Pennsylvania/German dunke, "dip," from German tunken, "dip or plunge."
See also related terms for plunge.

dunk


Past participle: dunked
Gerund: dunking

Imperative
dunk
dunk
Present
I dunk
you dunk
he/she/it dunks
we dunk
you dunk
they dunk
Preterite
I dunked
you dunked
he/she/it dunked
we dunked
you dunked
they dunked
Present Continuous
I am dunking
you are dunking
he/she/it is dunking
we are dunking
you are dunking
they are dunking
Present Perfect
I have dunked
you have dunked
he/she/it has dunked
we have dunked
you have dunked
they have dunked
Past Continuous
I was dunking
you were dunking
he/she/it was dunking
we were dunking
you were dunking
they were dunking
Past Perfect
I had dunked
you had dunked
he/she/it had dunked
we had dunked
you had dunked
they had dunked
Future
I will dunk
you will dunk
he/she/it will dunk
we will dunk
you will dunk
they will dunk
Future Perfect
I will have dunked
you will have dunked
he/she/it will have dunked
we will have dunked
you will have dunked
they will have dunked
Future Continuous
I will be dunking
you will be dunking
he/she/it will be dunking
we will be dunking
you will be dunking
they will be dunking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dunking
you have been dunking
he/she/it has been dunking
we have been dunking
you have been dunking
they have been dunking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dunking
you will have been dunking
he/she/it will have been dunking
we will have been dunking
you will have been dunking
they will have been dunking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dunking
you had been dunking
he/she/it had been dunking
we had been dunking
you had been dunking
they had been dunking
Conditional
I would dunk
you would dunk
he/she/it would dunk
we would dunk
you would dunk
they would dunk
Past Conditional
I would have dunked
you would have dunked
he/she/it would have dunked
we would have dunked
you would have dunked
they would have dunked

dunk

A field goal made by jumping very high and stuffing the ball through the basket from above the rim.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dunk - a basketball shot in which the basketball is propelled downward into the basketdunk - a basketball shot in which the basketball is propelled downward into the basket
basketball shot - throwing the basketball toward the hoop; "his shot hit the rim and bounced out"
slam dunk - a forceful dunk
Verb1.dunk - immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate; "dip the garment into the cleaning solution"; "dip the brush into the paint"
sop - dip into liquid; "sop bread into the sauce"
immerse, plunge - thrust or throw into; "Immerse yourself in hot water"
douse, duck, dip - dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool"
dabble - dip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid
2.dunk - make a dunk shot, in basketball; "He dunked the ball"
basketball, basketball game, hoops - a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop
shoot - throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective; "shoot craps"; "shoot a golf ball"
slam-dunk - make a slam dunk; shoot a basketball in a slam dunk
3.dunk - dip into a liquid while eating; "She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce"
eat - take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?"

dunk

verb
To plunge briefly in or into a liquid:
noun
The act of swimming:
Translations

dunk

[dʌŋk] VT
1. [+ biscuit, cake etc] → mojar
2. (Basketball) → machacar

dunk

[ˈdʌŋk] vt (= wet) → tremper

dunk

vt(ein)tunken

dunk

[dʌŋk] vtintingere, inzuppare
to dunk one's bread in one's soup → inzuppare il pane nella minestra
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