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hunch

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verb \ˈhənch\

Simple Definition of hunch

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hunch

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  jostle, shove

  3. 2 :  to thrust or bend over into a humped or crooked position

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to thrust oneself forward

  6. 2 a :  to assume a bent or crooked posture b :  to draw oneself into a ball :  curl up c :  huddle, squat

Examples of hunch in a sentence

  1. He hunched his shoulders as he headed out into the storm.

  2. <he hunched next to a bush to avoid being seen>



Origin and Etymology of hunch

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1581


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hunch

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Simple Definition of hunch

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hunch

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of hunching :  push

  2. 2 a :  a thick piece :  lump b :  hump

  3. 3 :  a strong intuitive feeling concerning especially a future event or result

Examples of hunch in a sentence

  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.



1630

First Known Use of hunch

1630

Rhymes with hunch

brunch, bunch, crunch, lunch, munch, punch, scrunch



HUNCH Defined for Kids

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hunch

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verb \ˈhənch\

Definition of hunch for Students

hunched

hunching

  1. 1 :  to bend the body into an arch or hump <Don't hunch over when you walk.>

  2. 2 :  to draw up close together or into an arch <The cat hunched its back.>




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hunch

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Definition of hunch for Students

  1. :  a strong feeling about what will happen <I have a hunch she will forgive him.>





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