The word "dunk" is used when food is lowered into (put down in) a liquid for added taste or when something or someone is submerged in water:
Some people like to dunk their donuts in coffee.
- A dunk tank is used at festivals and carnivals for the purpose of raising money. If you hit the target with a ball, the man is suddenly dunked in the water.
- Basketball players often try to dunk the basketball through the net. If they jump high enough, they can push the ball downward to score two points.
- He’s dunking the ball.
- He’s making a dunk.
There’s also an expression that you might hear in the United States. If something is a slam dunk, it means that a person will get what he or she wants. Someone is successful at something:
- The sale of the house was a slam dunk as soon as it went on the market.
- Dan said his interview was a slam dunk. He thinks he’ll get the job.
Click here to learn more words.
March 16, 2013