- 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 [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[intransitive, transitive] dunk (something) (in basketball) to jump very high and put the ball through the basket with great force from above
NAmE//dʌŋk//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dunk
he / she / it dunks
past simple dunked
-ing form dunking