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v. dunked, dunk·ing, dunks
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.
1. To submerge oneself briefly in water.
2. Basketball To slam a ball through the basket from above.
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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
8. dunk shot.
[1865–70; < Pennsylvania German dunke to dip, immerse; compare German tunken, Old High German thunkōn, dunkōn]
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dunk- Came from Pennsylvania/German dunke, "dip," from German tunken, "dip or plunge."
See also related terms for plunge.
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Past participle: dunked
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A field goal made by jumping very high and stuffing the ball through the basket from above the rim.
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|Noun||1.||dunk - 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
|Verb||1.||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"
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?"
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
dunk[ˈdʌŋk] vt (= wet) → tremper
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
vt → (ein)tunken
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
dunk[dʌŋk] vt → intingere, inzuppare
to dunk one's bread in one's soup → inzuppare il pane nella minestra
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995