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hun·ker

hunker

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