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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dunk, dunk shot, stuff shotverb

    a basketball shot in which the basketball is propelled downward into the basket

  2. dunk, dip, souse, plunge, douseverb

    immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate

    "dip the garment into the cleaning solution"; "dip the brush into the paint"

  3. dunkverb

    make a dunk shot, in basketball

    "He dunked the ball"

  4. dunk, dipverb

    dip into a liquid while eating

    "She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce"


  1. dunknoun

    The act of dunking, particularly in basketball.

    The point guard threaded a pass with pinpoint precision to the power forward for an easy dunk.

  2. dunkverb

    To submerge briefly in a liquid.

    I like to dunk my donut in my coffee.

  3. dunkverb

    To set down carelessly.

    Parents shouldn't just dunk their kids in front of the TV.

  4. dunkverb

    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.


  1. Dunk

    The Dunk was first introduced by Nike, Inc. in 1985. As the Nike Terminator’s "fraternal twin", originally having numerous colors in most sizes for various Universities and Colleges. Since its reintroduction in 1998, the Dunk has transformed from a basic basketball shoe into a subcultural icon and an inspiration for fashion, culture, and art.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dunk in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dunk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of dunk in a Sentence

  1. Brady Henderson:

    Not a slam dunk, but we’re confident that we can win on the federal court level.

  2. James Maravelias:

    If Joe Biden think that trade union support is a slam dunk, they are sorely mistaken, as for Joe Biden, I am not sure where Joe Biden is on these issues. Haven't seen Joe Biden a long time.

  3. Harry Reid:

    They're very hopeful but this isn't anything that's a slam dunk. I had serious injury to my eye, there's blood accumulated there, and they're hoping that resolves itself. As long as the blood is in the eye it's hard to see.

  4. Bette Davis, The Lonely Life, 1962:

    To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. As everyone else, I love to dunk my crust in it. But alone, it is not a diet designed to keep body and soul together.

  5. Brian Turmail:

    This is the worst kind of populism, given the fact that this administration has been aggressively pursuing sanctuary cities, this seems like an easy slam dunk.

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