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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To plunge into liquid; immerse. See Synonyms at dip.
  • transitive v. To dip (food) into a liquid food, such as a beverage or sauce, prior to eating.
  • transitive v. Basketball To slam (a ball) through the basket from above.
  • intransitive v. To submerge oneself briefly in water.
  • intransitive v. Basketball To slam a ball through the basket from above.
  • n. The act or an instance of dunking.
  • n. A liquid or creamy food into which other foods are dunked.
  • n. Basketball A dunk shot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To submerge briefly in a liquid.
  • v. To set down carelessly.
  • v. To put the ball directly downward through the hoop while grabbing onto the rim with power.
  • n. The act of dunking, particularly in basketball.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a basketball shot in which the basketball is propelled downward into the basket
  • v. immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
  • v. dip into a liquid while eating
  • v. make a dunk shot, in basketball

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Pennsylvania Dutch dunke, from Middle High German dunken, from Old High German dunkōn.

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