Meaning of dunk

dunk

Pronunciation: (dungk), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to dip (a doughnut, cake, etc.) into coffee, milk, or the like, before eating.
  2. to submerge in a liquid: She dunked the curtains in the dye.
  3. to attempt to thrust (a ball) through the basket using a dunk shot.
—v.i.
  1. to dip or submerge something, oneself, etc., in a liquid: She thinks it's vulgar to dunk. Let's dunk in the pool before dinner.
  2. to execute or attempt a dunk shot.
—n.
  1. any flavorful sauce, dip, gravy, etc., into which portions of food are dipped before eating.
  2. See
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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