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hun·ker

 (hŭng′kər)
intr.v. hun·kered, hun·ker·ing, hun·kers
1. To squat close to the ground; crouch. Usually used with down: hunkered down to avoid the icy wind.
2. To take shelter, settle in, or hide out. Usually used with down: hunkered down in the cabin during the blizzard.
3. To hold stubbornly to a position. Usually used with down: "As the White House hunkered down, G.O.P. congressional unity started crumbling" (Time).
n. hunkers
The haunches.

[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hokra, to crouch.]

hunker

(ˈhʌŋkə)
vb
(often foll by: down) to squat; crouch

hun•ker

(ˈhʌŋ kər)

v. -kered, -ker•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to squat on one's heels (often fol. by down).
2. to hunch: students hunkering over their books.
3. to hide, hide out, or take shelter (usu. fol. by down).
4. to hold firmly or stubbornly to one's opinion, course, etc., as when criticized or thwarted (usu. fol. by down).
n.
5. hunkers, the haunches.
[1710–20; appar. hunk (perhaps alter. of huck haunch)]

hunker


Past participle: hunkered
Gerund: hunkering

Imperative
hunker
hunker
Present
I hunker
you hunker
he/she/it hunkers
we hunker
you hunker
they hunker
Preterite
I hunkered
you hunkered
he/she/it hunkered
we hunkered
you hunkered
they hunkered
Present Continuous
I am hunkering
you are hunkering
he/she/it is hunkering
we are hunkering
you are hunkering
they are hunkering
Present Perfect
I have hunkered
you have hunkered
he/she/it has hunkered
we have hunkered
you have hunkered
they have hunkered
Past Continuous
I was hunkering
you were hunkering
he/she/it was hunkering
we were hunkering
you were hunkering
they were hunkering
Past Perfect
I had hunkered
you had hunkered
he/she/it had hunkered
we had hunkered
you had hunkered
they had hunkered
Future
I will hunker
you will hunker
he/she/it will hunker
we will hunker
you will hunker
they will hunker
Future Perfect
I will have hunkered
you will have hunkered
he/she/it will have hunkered
we will have hunkered
you will have hunkered
they will have hunkered
Future Continuous
I will be hunkering
you will be hunkering
he/she/it will be hunkering
we will be hunkering
you will be hunkering
they will be hunkering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hunkering
you have been hunkering
he/she/it has been hunkering
we have been hunkering
you have been hunkering
they have been hunkering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hunkering
you will have been hunkering
he/she/it will have been hunkering
we will have been hunkering
you will have been hunkering
they will have been hunkering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hunkering
you had been hunkering
he/she/it had been hunkering
we had been hunkering
you had been hunkering
they had been hunkering
Conditional
I would hunker
you would hunker
he/she/it would hunker
we would hunker
you would hunker
they would hunker
Past Conditional
I would have hunkered
you would have hunkered
he/she/it would have hunkered
we would have hunkered
you would have hunkered
they would have hunkered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hunker - 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

hunker

verb
1. To stoop low with the limbs pulled in close to the body.Also used with down:
2. To sit on one's heels.Also used with down:
Translations
kucać
ficar de cócoras

hunker

[ˈhʌŋkəʳ] VI (US) to hunker downagacharse
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