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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
1. To bend or draw up into a hump: I hunched my shoulders against the wind.
2. To push or shove.
1. To assume a crouched or cramped posture: The cat hunched in a corner.
2. To thrust oneself forward.
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(of a person) leaning forwards with their shoulders raised and their head down, or (of shoulders, etc) in the posture adopted by a hunched person
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|Adj.||1.||hunched - having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect; "a little oldish misshapen stooping woman"|
unerect - not upright in position or posture
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hunched[ˈhʌntʃt] adj [figure, person] → recroquevillé(e); [shoulders, back] → voûté(e)
He sat hunched in a corner → Il était assis recroquevillé dans un coin.
to sit hunched over sth → être penché(e) sur qch, être courbé(e) sur qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
hunched[ˈhʌntʃt] adj → incurvato/a
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