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- verb Present participle of
- noun The act or process of briefly
submergingor immersingan object or person in a liquid, as in dunking a cookie in milk, or dunking a playmate in the swimming pool.
- noun basketball Forcefully thrusting the ball through the basket from above.
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Weekly Standard blogger Michael Goldfarb want to call torturers 'American heroes' and make light of waterboarding by calling it 'dunking' - ought to believe in making its use widespread.
Pacino is led into it for his baptism, and the dunking is a violent spasm, as if the attendants want to drown him instead.
Others held Oreo-themed basketball games to reinforce the idea of dunking cookies in milk.
Vice President Dick Cheney on the defensive after calling the dunking of a terror suspect a no - brainer.
And don't blow a lung over the "dunking" hockey mix-up; if it weren't for the sporty friends in my life, I wouldn't even be able to tell a baseball from a tennis ball...truthfully and honestly.
It was a nice expository touch, since back when I went to high school, we had maybe one guy who looked like that. moriarty6 tried to give the story a bit too much credit, I think, when he suggested that the swimming trials were a corollary to the "dunking" witch tests from ye olden days.
They thought waterboarding or "dunking" as they quaintly called it, would prove if someone were a witch or a warlock.
Now, I don't know what other kind of "dunking" there is.
Pluggers: Baby Plugger, you should know by now that the only "dunking" a big Plugger will do involves coffee and a baker's dozen donuts or milk and a bag of Double Stuf Oreos.
But let's entertain your proposition - some wingnuts have disregarded waterboarding as nothing more than "dunking," or "splashing."