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English noun: dunk

1. dunk (act) a basketball shot in which the basketball is propelled downward into the basket

Synonymsdunk shot, stuff shot

Broader (hypernym)basketball shot

Narrower (hyponym)slam dunk

English verb: dunk

1. dunk (contact) immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate

SamplesDip the garment into the cleaning solution.
Dip the brush into the paint.

Synonymsdip, douse, plunge, souse

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)immerse, plunge

Narrower (hyponym)dabble, dip, douse, duck, sop

2. dunk (contact) make a dunk shot, in basketball

SamplesHe dunked the ball.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)shoot

Narrower (hyponym)slam-dunk

Domain categorybasketball, basketball game, hoops

3. dunk (consumption) dip into a liquid while eating

SamplesShe dunked the piece of bread in the sauce.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)eat

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