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1no object Squat or crouch down low.‘he hunkered down beside her’
- ‘I hunkered lower down in my seat and tried to pretend that I couldn't speak English.’
- ‘I stay hunkered behind the teacher's desk, next to an open window.’
- ‘The publicity man hunkers down on the grass to steady her round the ankles while she grips her 253-year-old violin.’
- ‘She hunkers down slightly further away, hugging her legs with both arms and asking brightly: ‘What were you going to say to Sharon?’’
- ‘The stench of sulfur filled the air as I dragged myself across the scree and hunkered behind a dark boulder.’
- 1.1 Bend the top of one's body forward; hunch.‘she hunkered over the heater’
- ‘She stopped in surprise, as she stared at Alex, hunkered over in the corner.’
- ‘One cold day, I hunkered over some on a park bench.’
- ‘As they spend more time hunkered over their computers, they neglect family, friends and jobs.’
- ‘Flash forward three years, and she is hunkering down over coffee to talk about her life and the theatre, once again.’
- ‘A red headed boy with fine hair askew hunkered over me.’
- ‘I spent my summer vacation at computer camp, hunkered over a keyboard programming an adventure game.’
- ‘He straightened and then hunkered over again and again, as if shocks of pain were shooting up his spine.’
- ‘Deadly wrecks litter the roadside; we passed a large truck on its side, steel pipes scattered like matchsticks, the driver hunkered over, grimacing with pain.’
- ‘The obsessive artist spent hours hunkered over his mortar and pestle, grinding, grinding, mixing.’
- ‘The sight of them sitting next to one another, hunkered over the book as they finished the sentence, struck a deep feeling in him, though exactly what he couldn't identify.’
2hunker downApply oneself seriously to a task.‘students hunkered down to prepare for the examinations’
squat, squat down, duck, duck down, hunker down, bob down, hunch overView synonyms
- ‘I then hunkered down and got real serious, knowing I was going to have to fly the best instrument approach of my life.’
- ‘She hunkers down and keeps going, tough and diligent.’
- ‘If you are ready to hunker down and get serious, this one's not worth it.’
- ‘He had a BA in philosophy, so he found work as a fry cook before hunkering down to adjudicate applications at the Passport Office for twenty-five years.’
- ‘The precious dialogue is sometimes muffled, so that I had to back up a few times and hunker down for serious lip reading.’
- ‘And I'm hunkering down on a book proposal about funky crafts to wow my favorite book publisher - Chronicle Books.’
- ‘I am hunkering down for the next three weeks as I need to make my deadline.’
- ‘Some people won't want to wait for the pieces to fall in place, but it's worth hunkering down for the pay-off.’
- ‘They have been hunkering down and they've reached a decision.’
- ‘The image once of the lone engineer hunkered down working on a solution to a problem no longer applies.’
Early 18th century: probably related to Dutch huiken and German hocken.
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