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Definition 1: a basketball shot in which the basketball is propelled downward into the basket - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for dunk in the sense of this definition

(dunk is a kind of ...) throwing the basketball toward the hoop

"his shot hit the rim and bounced out"

(... is a kind of dunk ) a forceful dunk

Definition 2: dip into a liquid while eating - [verb of consumption]

Samples where dunk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce

Synonyms for dunk in the sense of this definition

(dunk is a kind of ...) thrust or throw into

"Immerse yourself in hot water"

Definition 3: immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate - [verb of contact]

Samples where dunk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for dunk in the sense of this definition

(dunk is a kind of ...) thrust or throw into

"Immerse yourself in hot water"

(... is a kind of dunk ) dip into liquid

"sop bread into the sauce"

(... is a kind of dunk ) dip into a liquid

"He dipped into the pool"

(... is a kind of dunk ) dip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid

Definition 4: make a dunk shot, in basketball - [verb of contact]

Samples where dunk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He dunked the ball

(dunk is a kind of ...) throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective

"shoot craps" "shoot a golf ball"

(... is a kind of dunk ) make a slam dunk; shoot a basketball in a slam dunk

(dunk belongs to category ...) 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

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