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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.
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.
LAS VEGAS -- Desert dwellers in the western U.S. see temperatures topping 120 degrees as a reason to hunker down indoors and turn up the air conditioning.
Las Vegas (AP) -- Desert dwellers in the western U.S. see temperatures topping 120 degrees (49 Celsius) as a reason to hunker down indoors and turn up the air conditioning.
Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) grow little during the summer, preferring to hunker down and sulk until the weather cools.
Some at the park have hunkered down there, despite having no power or running water.
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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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