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Dun·kirk(dŭn′kûrk′) or Dun·kerque (dœN-kĕrk′)
A city of northern France on the North Sea. In World War II more than 330,000 Allied troops were evacuated from its beaches in the face of enemy fire (May-June 1940).
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a seaport in N France: site of the evacuation of Allied forces under German fire 1940. 73,618.French, Dun•kerque (dœ̃ˈkɛrk)
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|Noun||1.||Dunkirk - a crisis in which a desperate effort is the only alternative to defeat; "the Russians had to pull off a Dunkirk to get out of there"|
crisis - an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty; "they went bankrupt during the economic crisis"
|2.||Dunkirk - a seaport in northern France on the North Sea; scene of the evacuation of British forces in 1940 during World War II|
|3.||Dunkirk - an amphibious evacuation in World War II (1940) when 330,000 Allied troops had to be evacuated from the beaches in northern France in a desperate retreat under enemy fire|
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
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Dunkirk[dʌnˈkɜːk] N → Dunquerque m
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Dunkirk[dʌnˈkɜːrk] n → Dunkerque
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