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  • slamdunk — slam dunk (slămʹdŭngkʹ) n. 1. Basketball. A dramatic forceful dunk shot. 2. Slang. A forceful dramatic move: “I ask [him] whether the slam dunk of the indictment was a spontaneous or planned bit of theater” (Ron Rosenbaum). * * * …   Universalium

  • adunc — aduncity /euh dun si tee/, n. /euh dungk /, adj. curved inward; hooked. [1620 30; < L aduncus, equiv. to ad AD + uncus hook, barb] * * * …   Universalium

  • dunk — dunkable, adj., n. dunker, n. /dungk/, v.t. 1. to dip (a doughnut, cake, etc.) into coffee, milk, or the like, before eating. 2. to submerge in a liquid: She dunked the curtains in the dye. 3. Basketball. to attempt to thrust (a ball) through the …   Universalium

  • Podunk — /poh dungk/, n. any small and insignificant or inaccessible town or village: After a year in the big city, I was ready to move back to Podunk. [1660 70, Amer.; generic use of Podunk, village near Hartford, Conn.] * * * …   Universalium

  • slam-dunk — /slam dungk /, v.t. Basketball. to dunk (the ball) with great force. * * * …   Universalium

  • zedonk — /zee dongk, dawngk, dungk/, n. the offspring of a zebra and a donkey. [1970 75; ZE(BRA) + DONK(EY)] * * * …   Universalium

  • dunk — /dʌŋk / (say dungk) verb (t) 1. to dip (biscuits, etc.) into coffee, milk, etc. 2. to submerge briefly in water or any other liquid. 3. to immerse in liquid: *So she … dunked herself down to the neck with a gasp of shock at the coldness, and an… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Dunk — /dʌŋk/ (say dungk) noun Bill (Edgar William Dunk), born 1938, Australian professional golfer …   Australian English dictionary

  • Dunk Island — /dʌŋk ˈaɪlənd/ (say dungk uyluhnd) noun an island off the north eastern coast of Qld, north of Townsville and south of Cairns; national park and major tourist resort. {named by Captain James Cook after George Montagu Dunk, Earl of Halifax} …   Australian English dictionary

  • slam dunk — /slæm ˈdʌŋk/ (say slam dungk) Basketball –noun 1. a particularly forceful shot in which a player jumps up at the basket and thrusts the ball down through it with one or both hands. –verb (i) 2. to perform such a shot. –verb (t) 3. to thrust (the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • adunc — aduncity /euh dun si tee/, n. /euh dungk /, adj. curved inward; hooked. [1620 30; < L aduncus, equiv. to ad AD + uncus hook, barb] …   Useful english dictionary

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