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dunkverb [T]

 us   /dʌŋk/
to put a cookie, bread, pastry, etc. into a liquid such as coffee or soup for a short time before eating it: She dunked her doughnut in her coffee. If you dunk a person, you push the person under water: The kids in the pool kept dunking one another. If you dunk a basketball , you score by jumping high enough to throw the ball down through the goal.
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