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hun·ker down

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  1. squat, crouch, scrunch, scrunch up, hunker, hunker downverb

    sit on one's heels

    "In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting"; "The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm"

    crump, scrunch up, crisp, bow, crease, stoop, hunker, crinkle, bend, scrunch, thud, ruckle, squat, crouch, wrinkle

  2. hunker downverb

    take shelter

    "During the sandstorm, they hunkered down in a small hut"

    scrunch, crouch, hunker, scrunch up, squat

  3. hunker downverb

    hold stubbornly to a position

    "The wife hunkered down and the husband's resistance began to break down"

    scrunch, crouch, hunker, scrunch up, squat

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  1. shelter in place


    a storm is coming so we hunkered down for a while.

    Submitted by anonymous on April 16, 2020  

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  1. Ashish Jha:

    We're not there yet and the variants make it particularly concerning, we really do have to hunker down for a few more weeks. We are very close to the finish line but we can't stop yet.

  2. Holly Parker:

    If somebody with infinite knowledge could tell us( when) this is going to be over if you just hunker down and you socially distance... if people knew, they would have a greater ability to hold on.

  3. Deborah Birx:

    The president wanted everyone to know where this virus is so that people would be aware if they were gonna travel to that area, that that area had a very significant amount of COVID-19 or the coronavirus, and so its really to make Americans aware about traveling to New York, but also make it clear to the people who are in that area to protect them selves following the guidelines, to really stay home and really hunker down, stay at home and really follow the washing of your hands and not touching your face.

  4. Jennifer Aniston:

    The career was one thing. I didn't know what was coming, and that's been nothing but blessed. ... It was more personal stuff that I had expectations about that sort of shape-shifted, so to speak, that was what was jarring, that we all had an idea of what the future was going to be, and we were going to go hunker down and focus on this or that, and then it all just changed overnight, and that was it.

  5. Brendan Peregrine:

    We can hunker down for days.

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