I. verb Etymology: Pennsylvania German dunke, from Middle High German dunken, from Old High German dunkōn — more at tinge Date: 1919 transitive verb 1. to dip (as a piece of bread) into a beverage while eating 2. to dip or submerge temporarily in liquid 3. to throw (a basketball) into the basket from above the rim intransitive verb 1. to submerge oneself in water 2. to make a dunk shot in basketball II. noun Date: circa 1944 the act or action of dunking; especially dunk shot

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  • dunk — [ dʌŋk ] verb transitive 1. ) to put something into liquid for a short time before taking it out again a ) to put a piece of cake, bread, etc. into a drink before eating it 2. ) AMERICAN to push someone s head and shoulders under water as a joke… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dunk — ☆ dunk [duŋk ] vt. [Ger tunken, to steep, dip, soak < OHG dunchôn: for IE base see TINGE] 1. to dip (bread, cake, etc.) into coffee or other liquid before eating it 2. to immerse in a liquid for a short time 3. Basketball to put (the ball)… …   English World dictionary

  • Dunk — 〈[dʌ̣ŋk] m.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s; Sport; Basketball〉 Form des Korblegens, bei dem der Spieler den Ball mit den Händen von oben in den Ring legt [Etym.: zu engl. dunk »eintauchen«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • dunk — 1919, Amer.Eng., from Pennsylvania German dunke to dip, from M.H.G. dunken, from O.H.G. dunkon, thunkon to soak, from PIE root *teng to soak (see TINCTURE (Cf. tincture)). Basketball sense is first recorded 1937 as a verb, 1971 as a noun (earlier …   Etymology dictionary

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  • dunk — index immerse (plunge into) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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