dunk

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dunk (third-person singular simple present dunks, present participle dunking, simple past and past participle dunked)

  1. To submerge briefly in a liquid.
    I like to dunk my donut in my coffee.
  2. To set down carelessly.
    Parents shouldn't just dunk their kids in front of the TV.
  3. (transitive, intransitive, basketball) To put the ball directly downward through the hoop while grabbing onto the rim with power.
    The center spun quickly and dunked the ball with authority.

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dunk (plural dunks)

  1. The act of dunking, particularly in basketball.
    The point guard threaded a pass with pinpoint precision to the power forward for an easy dunk.

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dunk m (plural dunks, diminutive dunkje n)

  1. opinion (uncountable)
  2. dunk

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dunk

  1. first-person singular present indicative of dunken
  2. imperative of dunken

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dunk

  1. jerry can