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hunch

 (hŭnch)
n.
1. An intuitive feeling or a premonition: had a hunch that he would lose.
2. A hump.
3. A lump or chunk: "She ... cut herself another hunch of bread" (Virginia Woolf).
4. A push or shove.
v. hunched, hunch·ing, hunch·es
v.tr.
1. To bend or draw up into a hump: I hunched my shoulders against the wind.
2. To push or shove.
v.intr.
1. To assume a crouched or cramped posture: The cat hunched in a corner.
2. To thrust oneself forward.

[Origin unknown.]

hunch

(hʌntʃ)
n
1. an intuitive guess or feeling
2. another word for hump
3. a lump or large piece
vb
4. to bend or draw (oneself or a part of the body) up or together
5. (usually foll by: up) to sit in a hunched position
[C16: of unknown origin]

hunch

(hʌntʃ)
v.t.
1. to thrust out or up in a hump; arch: to hunch one's back.
2. to shove, push, or jostle.
v.i.
3. to thrust oneself forward jerkily; lunge forward.
4. to stand, sit, or walk in a bent posture.
n.
5. a premonition or suspicion; guess; theory.
6. a hump.
7. a push or shove.
8. a lump or thick piece.
[1590–1600; appar. variant of obsolete hinch to push, shove, kick, of obscure orig.]

hunch


Past participle: hunched
Gerund: hunching

Imperative
hunch
hunch
Present
I hunch
you hunch
he/she/it hunches
we hunch
you hunch
they hunch
Preterite
I hunched
you hunched
he/she/it hunched
we hunched
you hunched
they hunched
Present Continuous
I am hunching
you are hunching
he/she/it is hunching
we are hunching
you are hunching
they are hunching
Present Perfect
I have hunched
you have hunched
he/she/it has hunched
we have hunched
you have hunched
they have hunched
Past Continuous
I was hunching
you were hunching
he/she/it was hunching
we were hunching
you were hunching
they were hunching
Past Perfect
I had hunched
you had hunched
he/she/it had hunched
we had hunched
you had hunched
they had hunched
Future
I will hunch
you will hunch
he/she/it will hunch
we will hunch
you will hunch
they will hunch
Future Perfect
I will have hunched
you will have hunched
he/she/it will have hunched
we will have hunched
you will have hunched
they will have hunched
Future Continuous
I will be hunching
you will be hunching
he/she/it will be hunching
we will be hunching
you will be hunching
they will be hunching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hunching
you have been hunching
he/she/it has been hunching
we have been hunching
you have been hunching
they have been hunching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hunching
you will have been hunching
he/she/it will have been hunching
we will have been hunching
you will have been hunching
they will have been hunching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hunching
you had been hunching
he/she/it had been hunching
we had been hunching
you had been hunching
they had been hunching
Conditional
I would hunch
you would hunch
he/she/it would hunch
we would hunch
you would hunch
they would hunch
Past Conditional
I would have hunched
you would have hunched
he/she/it would have hunched
we would have hunched
you would have hunched
they would have hunched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hunch - an impression that something might be the case; "he had an intuition that something had gone wrong"
impression, notion, belief, feeling, opinion - a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying"
heart, bosom - the locus of feelings and intuitions; "in your heart you know it is true"; "her story would melt your bosom"
2.hunch - the act of bending yourself into a humped position
bending - the act of bending something
Verb1.hunch - round one's back by bending forward and drawing the shoulders forward
change posture - undergo a change in bodily posture

hunch

noun
1. feeling, idea, impression, suspicion, intuition, premonition, inkling, presentiment I had a hunch that we would work well together.
verb
1. crouch, bend, stoop, curve, arch, huddle, draw in, squat, hump He hunched over the map to read the small print.

hunch

noun
1. Intuitive cognition:
2. An irregularly shaped mass of indefinite size:
Informal: hunk.
verb
1. To stoop low with the limbs pulled in close to the body:
2. To incline the body:
Translations
حَدَس، تَخْمين
podezřenítušení
fornemmelse
aavistuskumara
grunur, hugboî
kupriusnujautimasnuojautasusikūprinęs
aizdomasnojauta

hunch

[hʌntʃ]
A. N
1. (= idea) → corazonada f, presentimiento m
it's only a hunchno es más que una corazonada or un presentimiento que tengo
I had a hunchtuve una corazonada or un presentimiento
the detective had one of his hunchesel detective tuvo una de sus corazonadas
2. (Anat) = hump A1
B. VT (also hunch up) → encorvar
to hunch one's backencorvarse
C. VIencorvarse
to be hunched upser jorobado
to sit hunched upestar sentado con el cuerpo doblado

hunch

[ˈhʌntʃ]
n (= feeling) → intuition f
my hunch is that ... → quelque chose me dit que ...
to have a hunch that ... → avoir comme une vague idée que ...
to act on a hunch → suivre son intuition
vt
to hunch one's shoulders → se voûter

hunch

n
(= hump on sb’s back)Buckel m
(= premonition)Gefühl nt, → Ahnung f; to act on a huncheinem inneren Gefühl zufolge handeln; to have a hunch that …den (→ leisen (inf)) → Verdacht or das (leise) Gefühl haben, dass …; your hunch paid offdu hattest die richtige Ahnung, es hat sich gelohnt
vt (also hunch up) to hunch one’s backeinen Buckel machen, den Rücken krümmen; to hunch one’s shouldersdie Schultern hochziehen; to hunch oneself over somethingsich über etw (acc)beugen; he was hunched over his desker saß über seinen Schreibtisch gebeugt; hunched up in painvor Schmerzen gekrümmt

hunch

:
hunchback
n (= person)Buck(e)lige(r) mf; (= back)Buckel m; The Hunchback of Notre Dameder Glöckner von Notre-Dame
hunchbacked
adjbuck(e)lig

hunch

[hʌntʃ]
1. n
a. (fam) (idea) → impressione f; (premonition) → intuizione f
I have a hunch that ... → ho la vaga impressione che...
she's acting on a hunch → sta andando a naso
to follow one's hunch → seguire il proprio fiuto
b. (hump) → gobba
2. vt (also hunch up) → incurvare
3. vistar curvo/a
to sit hunched up → star seduto/a curvo/a

hunch

(hantʃ) noun
an idea or belief based on one's feelings or suspicions rather than on clear evidence. I have a hunch he'll be late.
ˈhunchback noun
a person with a hump on his back.
ˈhunchbacked adjective
having a hump on one's back.
hunched up
with one's back and shoulders bent forward. He sat hunched up near the fire.
References in classic literature ?
I can't express what followed it save by saying that the silence itself-- which was indeed in a manner an attestation of my strength-- became the element into which I saw the figure disappear; in which I definitely saw it turn as I might have seen the low wretch to which it had once belonged turn on receipt of an order, and pass, with my eyes on the villainous back that no hunch could have more disfigured, straight down the staircase and into the darkness in which the next bend was lost.
Going to his heavy grego, or wrapall, or dreadnaught, which he had previously hung on a chair, he fumbled in the pockets, and produced at length a curious little deformed image with a hunch on its back, and exactly the color of a three days' old Congo baby.
Pumblechook and I breakfasted at eight o'clock in the parlour behind the shop, while the shopman took his mug of tea and hunch of bread-and-butter on a sack of peas in the front premises.
If a frost comes we shall not have a hundred thousand men out of work, tramping about the streets in a state of disgusting misery, or whining to their neighbours for alms, or crowding round the doors of loathsome shelters to try and secure a hunch of bread and a night's unclean lodging.
I've got a hunch, and I'll just see that three thousand.
Ah got not one leetle beet hunch," he regretfully tossed his hand into the discards.
It's an almighty good hunch," Kearns said, adding his slip for two thousand to the growing heap.
I ain't got a hunch, but I got a tolerable likeable hand," Campbell announced, as he slid in his slip; "but it's not a raising hand.
You got me now, but that hunch is a rip-snorter persuadin' sort of a critter, and it's my plain duty to ride it.
With the exception of Lip-lip, they were compelled to hunch together for mutual protection against the terrible enemy they had made.
As he approached he saw that they had five dried herrings laid out in front of them, with a great hunch of wheaten bread and a leathern flask full of milk, but instead of setting to at their food they appeared to have forgot all about it, and were disputing together with flushed faces and angry gestures.
Honest, I ain't any kind of a hunch who's gain' to win, we're that even.