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Dunk may refer to:

  • Slam dunk, type of basketball shot that is performed when a player jumps in the air and manually powers the ball downward through the basket with one or both hands over the rim
  • Dunk (biscuit), dipping of food into a beverage
  • Dunking, a form of water torture
  • dunk refers to a highly customized 70's era chevy, popularized by rapper Trick Daddy, as in "Dunk Rider"
  • Dunk (footwear), originally a basketball shoe produced by Nike Inc.
  • Dunk (band), a 1990s Canadian band from Niagara Falls, Ontario
  • Dunk (elephant), the first elephant to reside at the National Zoo

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

Contents

English

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to dunk

Third person singular
dunks

Simple past
dunked

Past participle
dunked

Present participle
dunking

to dunk (third-person singular simple present dunks, present participle dunking, simple past and past participle dunked)

  1. To submerge briefly in a liquid.
    I like to dunk my donut in my coffee.
  2. To set down carelessly.
    Parents shouldn't just dunk their kids in front of the TV.
  3. (ambitransitive, basketball) To put the ball directly downward through the hoop while grabbing onto the rim with power.
    The center spun quickly and dunked the ball with authority.

Noun

Singular
dunk

Plural
dunks

dunk (plural dunks)

  1. The act of dunking, particularly in basketball.
    The point guard threaded a pass with pinpoint precision to the power forward for an easy dunk.

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Dutch

Noun

dunk m.

  1. opinion







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