- To submerge briefly in a liquid.
#: I like to dunk my donut in my coffee.
- To set down carelessly.
#: Parents shouldn't just dunk their kids in front of the TV.
- basketball (also intransitive) To put the ball directly downward through the hoop.
#: The center spun quickly and dunked the ball with authority.
- The act of dunking, particularly in basketball.
#: The point guard threaded a pass with pinpoint precision to the power forward for an easy dunk.