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    'Dunk' and 'dip' equally used in everyday English?

    Hi there,
    I would be so thankful if you could kindly tell me if either is more commonly used in everyday English.

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    Re: 'Dunk' and 'dip' equally used in everyday English?

    It depends on the context.

    I dunk my bread in my soup or dip my bread in the flavoured oil.

    I dunk my biscuit in my tea and dip my toe in the bathwater.

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    Re: 'Dunk' and 'dip' equally used in everyday English?

    You can (slam) dunk a basketball, but you can't dip it (to my knowledge).
    You can go for a dip in the ocean, but not a dunk.

    Taking your question on its face value, 'dip' is a more common word than 'dunk', since it has more uses.
    If inserting a piece of food into liquid is your context, I'd guess maybe 'dunk', at least in Aus.

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    Re: 'Dunk' and 'dip' equally used in everyday English?

    So informative. Thanks to you both!

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    #5

    Re: 'Dunk' and 'dip' equally used in everyday English?

    But you can dunk your own (or someone else's) head under the water while you're taking a dip.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: 'Dunk' and 'dip' equally used in everyday English?

    - which is another difference: dip can be a noun, meaning swim (the bathing sort).

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    #7

    Re: 'Dunk' and 'dip' equally used in everyday English?

    In the US, we have Dunkin' Donuts and Dippin' Dots.

    Home | Dunkin' Donuts

    Home - DippinDots.com

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