Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Elbowed; crooked.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of hunker.

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Examples

  • Thank you very much for being with us, giving us a sense of what those caves are like and also an insight, Paula, into what the people are like inside - giving kind of new meaning to the term hunkered down Paula.

    CNN Transcript Dec 13, 2001

  • Consumers remain hunkered down, and the Federal Reserve is nearly tapped out in providing monetary stimulus, so it can't replicate the sharp cuts in interest rates that gave the economy a big lift in the 1980s.

    Lessons of Reagan's Rebound

  • MACRINO: We kind of hunkered down for a long cold winter and we --

    CNN Transcript Sep 19, 2008

  • And as someone who has been through hurricanes both as a reporter and also just kind of hunkered down inside homes, it can be very disconcerting when you're inside and all of a sudden, you know, it seems like nothing is really happening.

    CNN Transcript Sep 1, 2008

  • But there are also a lot of people that kind of hunkered down.

    CNN Transcript Jul 23, 2008

  • He was sitting on his knees, kind of hunkered over.

    CNN Transcript Jul 19, 2008

  • So most people are just kind of hunkered down waiting for this thing to move past them.

    CNN Transcript Sep 1, 2008

  • So right now, everyone is kind of hunkered down, waiting to see what the storm is going to do here, where the wind is really picking up and the rain is starting.

    CNN Transcript Sep 1, 2008

  • So clearly they are kind of hunkered down, waiting out for this.

    CNN Transcript Sep 1, 2008

  • Back, kind of hunkered over and he hit right beside him or right behind him.

    CNN Transcript Jul 19, 2008

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