Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect; -- of people.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of hunch.

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  • adjective having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect

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Examples

  • They are already able to make Euphoria-based characters mimic a range of emotions, but the aim is to seed data from real people, to actually train the engine to procedurally generate emotional actions and reactions such as hunched shoulders for sadness, or a puffed out chest for aggression.

    Sports sims: how they became the real deal

  • In '04, I offered to help a very elderly, kind of hunched-over woman in Issaquah who was having trouble finding the strength to raise her car's trunk to get something out of it.

    Sound Politics: A Seattle story

  • What we could see a store manager just kind of hunched over, standing up, sitting down, just in a daze at that point.

    CNN Transcript Mar 31, 2008

  • And thus the Washington Post column on David's congressional testimony, where he is described "hunched" and said to have "barked," "growled" and "snarled" -- language you would use to describe an animal.

    Humanizing al Qaeda, Demonizing the Bush Team

  • Dr. Abou El Fadl looked, by the way, nothing like the image evoked by "Egyptian dissident," being kind of hunched over, diffident, mumbly, and short.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • And to me it's very disturbing to me it's to hear that she was sitting kind of hunched up in a ball all drawn in on herself.

    CNN Transcript Mar 13, 2003

  • And to me it's very disturbing to me it's to hear that she was sitting kind of hunched up in a ball all drawn in on herself.

    CNN Transcript Mar 16, 2003

  • About his shoulders was flung a scarlet blanket, consisting of the identical broadcloth from which the British army tunics are made; this he "hunched" with his shoulders from time to time in true Indian fashion.

    Legends of Vancouver

  • About his shoulders was flung a scarlet blanket, consisting of the identical broadcloth from which the British army tunics are made; this he "hunched" with his shoulders from time to time in true Indian fashion.

    Legends of Vancouver

  • He sat back in the open coach, "hunched" together in an ungainly heap, looking neither to the right nor the left, evincing no consciousness of the existence of the shouting throngs that lined the pavements ten deep, other than by raising, with the lifeless precision of a mechanical toy, the cocked hat he wore as part of the uniform of a British colonel.

    Marion Harland's autobiography : the story of a long life,

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