hunker down


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Verb1.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"
sit, sit down - be seated
2.hunker down - take shelter; "During the sandstorm, they hunkered down in a small hut"
hide out, hide - be or go into hiding; keep out of sight, as for protection and safety; "Probably his horse would be close to where he was hiding"; "She is hiding out in a cabin in Montana"
3.hunker down - hold stubbornly to a position; "The wife hunkered down and the husband's resistance began to break down"
hold firm, stand fast, stand pat, stand firm - refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief
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hunker down

verb (U.S. informal) squat, crouch (down), hunch Betty hunkered down on the floor
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But the Infant had already made the sign, and we heard Imam Din hunker down on the floor: One gets little out of the East at attention.
So we need residents to hunker down. We know it is a very very challenging and difficult time, but we need you to hunker down,' he added.
We segment news reports and policy actions during the year into macro and sectoral items, while underlining the broad pressures at play on both fronts forcing investors to hunker down, refrain from building fresh positions and induce outflows from institutional investors.
It's not just Brexit that's been put on a back burner as they hunker down in the Westminster Bubble, it's everything else.
He sees risk that China will hunker down and resist bullying on trade, rather than kowtow to demand, which will likely see the tariff war ratcheting up rather than down.
The more questions you ask of players these days, the more they hunker down.
Time to hunker down once more and enjoy the pleasures of a roaring log fire.
No matter what, she's going to hunker down and nest with the baby," the source said.
The NHC advised residents to "hunker down and stay safe" as hurricane force winds will continue through the evening.
LOOKS like scandal-scarred Fox News chairman Roger Ailes is planning to hunker down in Florida.
Three best friends hunker down in their student house, where they are forced to make decisions that will mark them for the rest of their lives..
So as the VW row rages on, destroying reputations, wiping out profits and chucking up dirt as it goes, Mr Winterkorn has taken himself clean out of the firing line and will hunker down in some luxury hideaway till the dust settles.