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Definition of the verb hunker down
What does hunker down mean as a doing phrase?
- sit on one's heels
- take shelter
- hold stubbornly to a position
Alternative definition of the verb hunker down
- [idiomatic] To take shelter; to prepare oneself for some eventuality; to focus on a task.
- [idiomatic] To stubbornly hold to a position.
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by James Glassman
HUnker doWn During a HUrrICane, this is the alternative to evacuation. Also known as “shelter-in-place.” The term was popularized during the slow approach of HUrrICane Ike in 2008. HUnTIngTon, THe Swanky, residential high-rise on Kirby ...
by V.S. Matyushenkov
,UStroops hunker down for Christmas inthe desert. USA Today. hunky Am. col. derog. a foreigner, esp. a Hungarian, Slavic or Baltic labourer: there were a few hunkies inthepatch–J.O'Hara. hunt/ InBritaintogo hunting normally means ...
by Walter Whiter
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by Linda E. Swayne, Mark Dodds
A second is to “hunker down” and avoid spending money in the local economy while the event is happening. A third is to “skedaddle” and leave town during the event, thereby spending money in another city. Only the first would contribute new ...
by Cambridge University Press
To hunker down is also to be prepared to stay in a particular place or situation for as long as necessary, esp. for protection or to achieve something: We hunkered down in the cellar while the storm raged outside. 0 Members of Congress were ...
as a protest hungover adjective suffering from a hangover hungry adjective wanting or needing food □ hungrily adverb hunk noioi, informal a muscular, sexually attractive man hunker verb: hunker down to squat hunt verb 1 to chase animals ...
by Cora Sylestine, Heather K. Hardy, Timothy Montler
to squat, crouch down, hunker down (of one) *-LI (choköochi, — —) [fgr; /chokoo-li; Irr: PclStem=chikika; PIStem=chiika] KYok chinchokookamoolo yon choköoli.
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Hunker down Meaning
Video shows what hunker down means. To take shelter; to prepare oneself for some eventuality; to focus on a task.. To stubbornly hold to a position.. Hunker ...
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I'm not sure whether Los Angeles borders on the ocean or on oblivion. I always feel that I'm two steps away from the other side when I'm out there. It's more like a vacation place or a place to visit than a place to hunker down. (Jeffrey Wright)
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