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hunker

hun·ker

hunker

 
pronunciation:
huhng kr
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: hunkered, hunkering, hunkers
definition 1: to squat low, usu. resting the buttocks on the heels (often fol. by down).
similar words:
crouch
definition 2: (informal) to hide and wait until an unfavorable circumstance or situation is over (usu. fol. by down).
We hunkered down until the tornado passed.
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