hunker down

phrasal verb
hunkered down; hunkering down; hunkers down

Definition of hunker down

chiefly US
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.

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“Hunker down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hunker%20down. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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