What are some alternative words for dunk?

Synonyms for dunk

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term dunk.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dunk, dunk shot, stuff shot(verb)

    a basketball shot in which the basketball is propelled downward into the basket

    stuff shot, dunk shot

  2. dunk, dip, souse, plunge, douse(verb)

    immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate

    "dip the garment into the cleaning solution"; "dip the brush into the paint"

    engulf, hit it up, dim, engross, dump, dowse, dive, duck, launch, sink, steep, immerse, souse, sop, soak, plunk, dip, put out, plunge, soak up, drench, douse, inebriate, absorb

  3. dunk(verb)

    make a dunk shot, in basketball

    "He dunked the ball"

    douse, plunge, souse, dip

  4. dunk, dip(verb)

    dip into a liquid while eating

    "She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce"

    plunge, duck, douse, souse, dip, dim, sink

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    cinch, soak

How to pronounce dunk?

US English

How to say dunk in sign language?

  1. dunk

Words popularity by usage frequency


How to use dunk in a sentence?

  1. Rian Whitton:

    That was quite a slam dunk, they scaled it very impressively and in a short period of time.

  2. Brian Turmail:

    This is the worst kind of populism, given the fact that this administration has been aggressively pursuing sanctuary cities, this seems like an easy slam dunk.

  3. Dexter Thomas:

    The first wave of basketball in Japan was pushed forward by Slam Dunk, rui Hachimura, if he succeeds, its going to be another level.

  4. Phillip Arnold:

    I’m not going to say that it’s not something it’s a slam dunk that we’re going to be able to get rid of if it shows up.

  5. Harry Reid:

    They're very hopeful but this isn't anything that's a slam dunk. I had serious injury to my eye, there's blood accumulated there, and they're hoping that resolves itself. As long as the blood is in the eye it's hard to see.

Translations for dunk

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for dunk »


Find a translation for the dunk synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Images & Illustrations of dunk

  1. dunk

Discuss these dunk synonyms with the community:


Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


"dunk." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 1 Jun 2020. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/dunk>.

Are we missing a good synonym for dunk?

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for dunk:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.