Definition of hunker down
1 : to lower the body to the ground by bending the legs The hikers hunkered down under a cliff until the storm passed.
2 : to stay in a place for a period of time The leaders hunkered down at a country estate for difficult peace negotiations.
Word by Word Definitions
: crouch, squat
: toward or in a lower physical position
: to a lying or sitting position
: toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom
: down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on
: to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as
: to cause to fall by or as if by shooting : bring down
: occupying a low position
: lying on the ground
: directed or going downward
: descent, depression
: an instance of putting down (see 1down) (as an opponent in wrestling)
: a complete play to advance the ball
: a covering of soft fluffy feathers
: these feathers
: something soft and fluffy like down
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