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DUNK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dunk mean? 

DUNK (noun)
  The noun DUNK has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: DUNK used as a noun is very rare.


DUNK (verb)
  The verb DUNK has 3 senses:

1. immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
2. make a dunk shot, in basketball
3. dip into a liquid while eating

  Familiarity information: DUNK used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DUNK (noun)


Sense 1dunk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

dunk; dunk shot; stuff shot

Hypernyms ("dunk" is a kind of...):

basketball shot (throwing the basketball toward the hoop)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dunk"):

slam dunk (a forceful dunk)


DUNK (verb)


Sense 1dunk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

dunk; dip; souse; douse; plunge

Context examples:

dip the garment into the cleaning solution / dip the brush into the paint

Hypernyms (to "dunk" is one way to...):

immerse; plunge (thrust or throw into)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "dunk"):

sop (dip into liquid)

dip; douse; duck (dip into a liquid)

dabble (dip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 2dunk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a dunk shot, in basketball

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

He dunked the ball

Hypernyms (to "dunk" is one way to...):

shoot (throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective)

Domain category:

basketball; basketball game; hoops (a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "dunk"):

slam-dunk (make a slam dunk; shoot a basketball in a slam dunk)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3dunk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dip into a liquid while eating

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

dip; dunk

Context example:

She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce

Hypernyms (to "dunk" is one way to...):

eat (take in solid food)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP


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