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|Verb||1.||hunker down - sit on one's heels; "In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting"; "The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm"|
|2.||hunker down - take shelter; "During the sandstorm, they hunkered down in a small hut"|
|3.||hunker down - hold stubbornly to a position; "The wife hunkered down and the husband's resistance began to break down"|