dunks, dunking, dunked
1) VERB If you dunk something such as a biscuit or a piece of bread in a drink or in soup, you dip it into the drink or soup before eating it.

[V n in n] Many people dunk their foods in coffee, tea or milk.

2) VERB If you dunk something in a liquid, you put it in the liquid, especially for a particular purpose and for a short time.

[V n in n] Dunk new plants in a bucket of water for an hour or so before planting.


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