Recent Examples of hunker from the Web
Hunker down at a table on the patio to devour burnished pig’s tails with butter lettuce and fish sauce, or belly up to the raw bar for a dozen oysters with sambal cocktail sauce.
Widespread fans were hunkered down for the duration, primed for the two-hour show.
The article went on to say that the best idea was to hunker down in a basement.
BNP has little choice than to hunker down and hope the attention will pass.
After early-morning television interviews, Christie hunkered down in Trenton Monday, tweeting out photos of the Jersey Shore and emphasizing that municipal and county-run beaches were open to the public.
How can hunkering down and doing work behind the scenes actually feel super playful and luscious, like a private conversation between you and your creative force.
In the winter, instead of flying south, Lohse and his family hunkered down near the Wrangell-St.
The opposition hunkered down when, on April 7, the government notified main opposition leader Henrique Capriles that he was banned from doing political work for 15 years.
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Origin and Etymology of hunker
probably akin to Middle Dutch hucken, huken to squat, Middle Low German hōken to squat, peddle, Old Norse hūka to squat
First Known Use: 1720See Words from the same year
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: to lower your body to the ground by bending your legs
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