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dunkverb [T]

uk   us   /dʌŋk/
  • dunk verb [T] (INTO LIQUID)

to put a ​biscuit, ​piece of ​bread, etc. into a ​liquid such as ​tea, ​coffee, or ​soup for a ​shorttime before ​eating it: She dunked a ​biscuit in her ​coffee. informal to put something into ​liquid for a ​shorttime: Dunk the ​sponge inwater every ​once in a while to ​stop it from ​drying out.
  • dunk verb [T] (BASKETBALL)

US to ​slam-dunk
(Definition of dunk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​shorttime 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 ​poolkept dunking one another. If you dunk a ​basketball, you ​score by ​jumping high enough to ​throw the ​ball down through the ​goal.
(Definition of dunk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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