hunker ( hunkers 3rd person present) ( hunkering present participle) ( hunkered past tense & past participle ) hunker down
1 phrasal verb If you hunker down, you bend your knees so that you are in a low position, balancing on your feet.
Betty hunkered down on the floor... V P on n
He ended up hunkering down beside her. V P beside n
2 phrasal verb If you say that someone hunkers down, you mean that they are trying to avoid doing things that will make them noticed or put them in danger.
Their strategy for the moment is to hunker down and let the fuss die down. V P
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