Dunk - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dʌŋk|  American pronunciation of the word dunk
Brit.  |dʌŋk|  British pronunciation of the word dunk


- a basketball shot in which the basketball is propelled downward into the basket
- immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate (syn: dip, douse, plunge, souse)
- make a dunk shot, in basketball
He dunked the ball
- dip into a liquid while eating (syn: dip)
She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce


I like to dunk my doughnut in my coffee.

She dunked him while they were swimming.

He dunked the ladle into the soup.

He could dunk when he was 16.

The pass led to a dunk.

The children are allowed to dunk their bread in the soup.

Jill dunked her ginger biscuit in her tea.

I dunked my head under the water and scrubbed at my hair.

He dunked the ball

She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce

Word forms

I/you/we/they: dunk
he/she/it: dunks
present participle: dunking
past tense: dunked
past participle: dunked
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