dunk
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (culinary)
a. mojar
He dunked the last piece of his doughnut into his coffee.Mojó el último trozo de su donut en el café.
b. remojar
These pancakes taste great if you dunk them in maple syrup.Estos panqueques son riquísimos si los remojas en jarabe de arce.
c. sopear
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I love dunking toast into soft-boiled eggs.Me encanta sopear pan tostado en huevos a la copa.
2. (to submerge)
a. sumergir
The best man repeatedly dunked the groom's head in water until he woke up.El padrino de boda sumergió repetidas veces en el agua la cabeza del novio hasta que se despertó.
b. meter
Laura dunked the dirty plates into the soapy water.Laura metió los platos sucios en el agua jabonosa.
3. (basketball)
a. machacar
Shaq broke the backboard when he dunked the ball.Shaq rompió el tablero al machacar la pelota.
b. clavar
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
The player dunked the ball and then swung from the basket.El jugador clavó el balón y luego se quedó colgando del aro.
c. donquear
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Today we're going to practice dunking the ball.Hoy vamos a practicar donquear la pelota.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (basketball)
a. hacer un mate
She's so tall she can dunk over the heads of other players.Es tan alta que puede hacer un mate por encima de las cabezas de las otras jugadoras.
b. hacer una clavada
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
Wow! My little brother just dunked!¡Órale! Mi hermanito acaba de hacer una clavada.
c. hacer una volcada
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
You can't dunk in the park because the baskets aren't reinforced.No se puede hacer una volcada en el parque porque las canastas no están reforzadas.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (basketball)
a. el mate
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It was a really exciting game with some impressive dunks.Fue un partido muy emocionante con unos mates impresionantes.
b. la clavada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Who won the dunk contest this year?¿Quién ganó el concurso de clavadas este año?
c. la volcada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
Wow! Did you see that dunk?¡Guau! ¿Viste esa volcada?
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dunk
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. mojar
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dunk [dʌŋk]
transitive verb
1 [+biscuit, cake etc] mojar
2 (Basketball) machacar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Phrases with "dunk"
Here are the most popular phrases with "dunk." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
slam dunk
el mate
slam-dunk
clavar
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