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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.


Synonymsdip


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)eat









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