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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. Collin Arnold:

    August 29 is an important date in history here, a lot of people remember what happened 16 years ago. It's time to hunker down tonight and be where you need to be.

  2. Jeff Butler:

    Freezing in place is the worst thing you can do. Seconds would matter, the first thing is running. Don't hunker down in place, if there is a viable exit nearby that gets you completely out of the scenario.

  3. Peter Hotez:

    This winter -- this November, December, January, February -- could be the worst time in our epidemic, get ready to hunker down.

  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. Orlando Calas Jr.:

    The southern and northern extremes of the trail are the areas where The Laundrie family attorney really can just hunker down and get lost out there.

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