• WordNet 3.6
    • v dunk dip into a liquid while eating "She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce"
    • v dunk immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate "dip the garment into the cleaning solution","dip the brush into the paint"
    • v dunk make a dunk shot, in basketball "He dunked the ball"
    • n dunk a basketball shot in which the basketball is propelled downward into the basket
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  • Charles Barkley
    Charles Barkley
    “If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.”


In literature:

Dunk Whittaker's his top hand.
"Flying U Ranch" by B. M. Bower
Dunk, his valet-butler, found him already bathed and ready for a cup of tea and a Bradshaw at half-past seven.
"Soul of a Bishop" by H. G. Wells
Dunke fell back into the mob, a shot rang out into the night, and the crowd swayed forward.
"A Texas Ranger" by William MacLeod Raine
Say, you'd a died to seen old Dunk look down his nose!
"Chip, of the Flying U" by B. M. Bower
Dunk Island, a little to the northward, is larger and higher, and is remarkable for its double-peaked summit.
"Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia" by Phillip Parker King
Commence the Survey at Dunk Island.
"Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1." by John MacGillivray
Several times he came to Dunk to invite him to attend some of the midnight affairs, but Dunk declined, and Andy was very glad.
"Andy at Yale" by Roy Eliot Stokes
What do you want to see the dunks for?
"Dick o' the Fens" by George Manville Fenn
What had become of our father and the brave skipper, Jan van Dunk, we could not tell.
"The Wanderers" by W.H.G. Kingston
Those are used as dunking cups, and like the spoons are worn in the belt.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
Hugh was solemnly warned not to be beguiled into dealing with Dunks.
"In the Mist of the Mountains" by Ethel Turner
Joe dunked the bottled soft drinks in the lake to cool.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
Even Dinky-Dunk doesn't approve of my mammalogical allusions.
"The Prairie Mother" by Arthur Stringer
This is a breakfast treat especially good for dunking in coffee.
"Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking" by Unknown
Dinky-Dunk ignored the thrust, though it plainly took an effort.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
Jonathan Hubbard Lubbard Lambard Hunk Dan Dunk Peter Jacobus Lackany Christian Beman.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No IV, April 1863" by Various
Do you mind owd parson's dunk pigs?
"The Parson O' Dumford" by George Manville Fenn
Sure, yeah, slam dunk.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
Assured of their safety Jerry and Dunk ran to the heads of the hack team.
"The Boy Scouts of the Air in Indian Land" by Gordon Stuart
It was then that K'dunk the Fat One came back to the portulaca bed.
"A Little Brother to the Bear and other Animal Stories" by William Long

In poetry:

Yet fill again! Fill high again!
Unto the Grandest dunk we now—
That Heroes have not died in vain,
But hallow yet our Country’s brow—
While Union, like a golden Fate,
Binds heart to heart and State to State.
"The American Vintagers' Song" by William Ross Wallace

In news:

An Ohio police officer said he got soaked after being suspended for dunking his head in a bucket of urine while off-duty.
A police officer faces a two-day suspension after being videotaped dunking his head in a bucket of urine at a Cleveland Browns' game.
Ten police officers in Ohio have reportedly been reprimanded after a video of one of the officers dunking his head into a bucket of urine was later posted on YouTube.
Blake Griffin dunks over Chicago Bulls guard Marco Marco Belinelli.
Griffin scores most of 22 points on high-flying dunks.
Reed gave the Bearcats a brief highlight, dunking back a missed shot to make it 27-14, but Michigan scored the last seven points of the half, capped by Burke 's 3 from near the top of the key in the final seconds.
Blake Griffin launches a dunk as the Clippers won their eighth in a row, defeating the Bobcats.
Glenn Beck, the art critic, dunks Obama figurine in 'pee pee'.
Kansas guard Ben McLemore dunks Thursday against Chattanooga .
7 Kansas dunks its way past Chattanooga , 69-55.
Monroe star Jabari McGhee shows off a bit near the rim as he jams home a dunk in the first half Saturday night during the Tornadoes' season opener.
Sammy Sosa is less of a slam dunk, but I will probably vote for him, too.
North Carolina forward Harrison Barnes (40) dunks over Maryland guard Sean Mosley more.
Cole Abbey Dunks in Isolation (KHQA Web Extra).

In science:

As far as anyone knew, we were gathered at the resplendent Dunk Island on the Barrier Reef to celebrate Ken Freeman’s 60th birthday.
Workshop Summary: The Dynamics, Structure and History of Galaxies
These issues, and some preliminary results from the new redshift surveys, were discussed at the second Coral Sea Cosmology Conference, held at Dunk Island on 24–28 August 1999.
Redshift Surveys and Cosmology