- (In sport) a softly struck hit or kick of the ball that drops abruptly to the ground: a brilliantly controlled backhand dink over the netMore example sentences
- Through the second and third sets, the Olympic gold medallist tormented the Czech with chips and dinks.
- I never like it when I see Djokovic playing his little dinks and sliced drop shots.
- The big-hitting Ukrainian reacts to the lightest of dinks from the Frenchman with a full-blooded backhand smash.
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- Hit or kick (the ball) softly so that it drops abruptly to the ground: he dinked a shot over the net to take the second set 7-5More example sentences
- Some of her flat-racket ground-strokes were irresistible and she was not afraid to chip, dink or gamble in tight situations.
- The Scot doesn't do enough with his response, allowing Djokovic to dink the ball over to win the point.
- Almost lying on the court, the Serb manages to send the ball back Murray's way before dinking it over the net to go 30-15 up in the seventh game.
1930s (originally a North American usage): symbolic of the light action.