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  1. squat, crouch, scrunch, scrunch up, hunker, hunker down(verb)

    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 down(verb)

    take shelter

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

    scrunch, crouch, hunker, scrunch up, squat

  3. hunker down(verb)

    hold stubbornly to a position

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

    scrunch, crouch, hunker, scrunch up, squat

Editors Contribution

  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. Orrin Hatch:

    These are restrictions that the Islamic State could use to its advantage, if we are telling the Islamic State upfront that we will not use ground forces, will they not tailor their strategy around that fact? If we advertise when the authorization expires at an arbitrary date ... will they not hunker down and wait for that date?

  2. Peter Hotez:

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

  3. Muriel Bowser:

    We have throughout this storm encouraged our residents to stay off the streets, and for the most part they have heeded that, they prepared to hunker down, and they did.

  4. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser:

    It has life-and-death implications, and (people) should treat it that way, people should hunker down, shelter in place and stay off the roads.

  5. Patrick Reed:

    They had two couches by a table, and we stayed there the entire time, whenever they say, 'OK, we'll update you in an hour,' it's just not enough time for us to be able to go all the way back to where we're staying and back, so we just had to hunker down here.

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