hunker - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/ˈhʌŋkə(r)/
present tense
I/you/we/theyhunker
he/she/ithunkers
present participlehunkering
past tensehunkered
past participlehunkered

phrasal verb

hunker down

[intransitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyhunker down
he/she/ithunkers down
present participlehunkering down
past tensehunkered down
past participlehunkered down
  1. 1
    mainly American to sit close to the ground on your heels with your knees bent up in front of you