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Definition of dunk verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dunk
    he / she / it dunks
    past simple dunked
    -ing form dunking
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  1. 1[transitive] dunk something (in/into something) to put food quickly into liquid before eating it She sat reading a magazine, dunking cookies in her coffee.
  2. 2[transitive] dunk somebody/something to push someone underwater for a short time, as a joke; to put something into water The camera survived being dunked in the river.
  3. 3[intransitive, transitive] dunk (something) (in basketball) to jump very high and put the ball through the basket with great force from above
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