verb \ˈhənch\

: to bend your body forward and down so that your back is rounded

: to raise (your shoulders or back) while bending your head forward especially to hide or protect your face

Full Definition of HUNCH

transitive verb
:  jostle, shove
:  to thrust or bend over into a humped or crooked position
intransitive verb
:  to thrust oneself forward
a :  to assume a bent or crooked posture
b :  to draw oneself into a ball :  curl up
c :  huddle, squat

Examples of HUNCH

  1. He hunched his shoulders as he headed out into the storm.
  2. <he hunched next to a bush to avoid being seen>

Origin of HUNCH

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1581

Related to HUNCH

Rhymes with HUNCH



: a belief or idea about something (especially a future event) that is not based on facts or evidence

Full Definition of HUNCH

:  an act or instance of hunching :  push
a :  a thick piece :  lump
b :  hump
:  a strong intuitive feeling concerning especially a future event or result

Examples of HUNCH

  1. My hunch is that the stock is going to go up in value.
  2. How did you know I'd be here? It was just a hunch.

First Known Use of HUNCH



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