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Topic: FOOD

Date: 1900-2000
Language: Pennsylvania German
Origin: dunke, from Middle High German dunken

dunk

verb
     
dunk
1 [transitive]DF to quickly put something into a liquid and take it out again, especially something you are eating:
Jill dunked her ginger biscuit in her tea.
I dunked my head under the water and scrubbed at my hair.
2DSS [transitive] American English to push someone under water for a short time as a joke [= duck British English]
3DSO [intransitive and transitive] to jump up by the basket and throw the ball down into it in basketball
dunk noun [countable]

➔ dunk for apples

at apple (3), slam dunk
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