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English definition of “dunk”

dunk

verb [T] (INTO LIQUID)    /dʌŋk/
to put a biscuit , piece of bread , etc. into a liquid such as tea or soup for a short time before eating it: She dunked a biscuit in her tea .Biting, chewing and swallowingEating informal to put something into liquid for a short time : Dunk the sponge in water every now and then to stop it from drying out.Enclosing, surrounding and immersing
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