dunk dunk  /ˈdəŋk/


  1. (n) a basketball shot in which the basketball is propelled downward into the basket
  2. (v) immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
  3. (v) make a dunk shot, in basketball
  4. (v) dip into a liquid while eating


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  1. Lew does indeed dunk on occasion.
  2. Still, universal health care in San Francisco isn't a slam-dunk.
  3. Obama and Health Care Reform's Moment May Be Now Although it's no slam dunk, the President-elect's health-care plan has a fair shot at success.


  1. Boost Mobile Presents: Avoid The Junk Dunk (Commercial)

    Boost Mobile recently dropped a humorous promotion dubbed the 'Junk Dunk,' which every basketball wants to definitely avoid.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Baller Status

  2. Impromptu U-16 national team dunk contest is one of the best you’ll ever see

    What happens when a group of the world’s most athletic 16-year-old basketball players have time to kill after a practice? Evidently they launch into a spontaneous dunk contest that could rival the best impromptu slam-offs of all-time, if not the best officially sanctioned ones. Continue reading ?
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Prep Rally via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Watch: LeBron swats Splitter's dunk attempt in fourth

    Heat forward LeBron James rose high to block Spurs center Tiago Splitter on a dunk attempt at the rim during the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the 2013 NBA Finals on Sunday.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated


  1. "We had surrendered," Thomas said. "Those guys shouldn't have been in the game at that point. And you know, they were sticking it to us pretty good and they were having their way with us. I think JR Smith had just made one dunk where he...
    on Dec 17, 2006 By: Isiah Thomas Source: Newsday

  2. "I just was kind of reading the play and I was able to get my hands on it and get out and get a dunk," Bryant said of his fifth steal of the game. "As soon as it was exposed it was important for me to go after it."
    on Jun 16, 2008 By: Kobe Bryant Source: Bangkok Post

  3. "If he was able to be able to be seen more nationally, it would be a slam dunk," Maddon said before the game. "He toils a little bit in the obscurity of where we work. I would really not understand why he would not be voted in. He's the kind...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Joe Maddon Source: Metro Canada - Edmonton

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