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hunkered (down)

verb
past tense of hunker (down)

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to lie low with the limbs close to the body
  • had to hunker down so no one would see him behind the gate

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“Hunkered (down).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hunkered%20%28down%29. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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