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- v. To take shelter; to prepare oneself for some eventuality; to focus on a task.
- v. To stubbornly hold to a position.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. to crouch or squat; to sit on one's haunches.
- v. to settle in at a location for an extended period; -- also (figuratively) to maintain a position and resist yielding to some pressure, as of public opinion.
- v. to take shelter, literally or figuratively; to assume a defensive position to resist difficulties.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. take shelter
- v. hold stubbornly to a position
- v. sit on one's heels
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While officers and engineers anxiously tried to think of a way to counter this new means of warfare, the soldiers manning the defensive ramparts could only hunker down and pray to Rakshinn, or whichever deity they favored, that the terrible new weapon would not be aimed in their direction.