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hunch

hunch

 
 
pronunciation:
huhnch
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
features:
Word Combinations (verb, noun)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hunched, hunches, hunching
definition 1: to lift up or arch into a hump.
antonyms:
straighten
definition 2: to push, shove, or prod.
He hunched me to get my attention.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to be or move in an arched or bent position.
They hunched over the map.
definition 2: to push oneself forward awkwardly by jerks or thrusts.
The injured man hunched across the floor toward the door.
antonyms:
glide
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a strong suspicion or guess; intuition.
I had a hunch he would be late.
similar words:
intuition
definition 2: a hump.
definition 3: a push, shove, or prod.
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