- 1 [no object] Squat or crouch down low: he hunkered down beside herMore example sentences
- The stench of sulfur filled the air as I dragged myself across the scree and hunkered behind a dark boulder.
- I stay hunkered behind the teacher's desk, next to an open window.
- I hunkered lower down in my seat and tried to pretend that I couldn't speak English.
- 1.1Bend the top of one’s body forward; hunch: she hunkered over the heaterMore example sentences
- Flash forward three years, and she is hunkering down over coffee to talk about her life and the theatre, once again.
- 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.
- 2 (hunker down) Apply oneself seriously to a task: students hunkered down to prepare for the examinationsMore example sentences
- I then hunkered down and got real serious, knowing I was going to have to fly the best instrument approach of my life.
- The precious dialogue is sometimes muffled, so that I had to back up a few times and hunker down for serious lip reading.
- If you are ready to hunker down and get serious, this one's not worth it.
early 18th century: probably related to Dutch huiken and German hocken.
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