dunk-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: briefly immerse in a liquid

They take the Oreo and dunk it in milk.
We want to take his head and dunk it in water.
Dunk a towel in water mixed with 1/4 cup of baking soda.
Why dip when you can dunk?
She'll dunk the crust in.
You take the test strip and you dunk it in the coffee.

VerbNet: funnel-9.3
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: dunk.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: make a dunk shot in basketball

One time, I went up to dunk and pulled a stomach muscle.
Kobe Bryant caught it and dunked.
You're 13, you're 6-9, and you can't dunk.
Russell dunked and the backboard shattered.
Obama remains something short of the total hoops package; he can't dunk.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: dunk.02