dunk

Definitions of dunk
  1. noun
    a basketball shot in which the basketball is propelled downward into the basket
    synonyms: dunk shot, stuff shot
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    types:
    slam dunk
    a forceful dunk
    type of:
    basketball shot
    throwing the basketball toward the hoop
  2. verb
    immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
    synonyms: dip, douse, plunge, souse
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    types:
    sop
    dip into liquid
    dip, douse, duck
    dip into a liquid
    dabble
    dip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid
    type of:
    immerse, plunge
    thrust or throw into
  3. verb
    dip into a liquid while eating
    “She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce”
    synonyms: dip
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    type of:
    eat
    take in solid food
  4. verb
    make a dunk shot, in basketball
    “He dunked the ball”
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    types:
    slam-dunk
    make a slam dunk; shoot a basketball in a slam dunk
    type of:
    shoot
    throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective
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