Meaning of “dunk” in the English Dictionary

"dunk" in British English

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dunkverb [ T ]

uk /dʌŋk/ us /dʌŋk/

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 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.

(Definition of “dunk” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)