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    hunker down

    hunker down - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hunker down

    Definition
    (verb) sit on one's heels
    Synonyms : crouch , hunker , scrunch , scrunch up , squat
    Example Sentence
    • In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting
    • The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm
    Definition
    (verb) take shelter
    Example Sentence
    • During the sandstorm, they hunkered down in a small hut
    Definition
    (verb) hold stubbornly to a position
    Example Sentence
    • The wife hunkered down and the husband's resistance began to break down
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