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  • verb Present participle of hunker.

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Examples

  • It may not have been the best strategy, but its only chance of working was for us to be disciplined and patient in hunkering down and taking a beating.

    My Times

  • It may not have been the best strategy, but its only chance of working was for us to be disciplined and patient in hunkering down and taking a beating.

    My Times

  • If they are hoarding cash and kind of hunkering down that means they are not hiring workers certainly and, in some cases, they are firing them.

    CNN Transcript Jan 26, 2009

  • And traffic on the streets is incredibly light, so you really get the sense that a lot of people here in the south Texas region just kind of hunkering down and waiting for all of this to pass by -- Heidi.

    CNN Transcript Jul 23, 2008

  • She didn't use the box, and she was behaving oddly, moving slowly and "hunkering" a lot -- crouching like she thought she was going to yak at any moment.

    not. funny.

  • I mean, do you get the sense that they're kind of hunkering down and accepting the fact that they're now going to be living there for quite some time?

    CNN Transcript Mar 19, 2007

  • Everybody is kind of hunkering down, so you need a new dynamic, and that's diplomacy.

    CNN Transcript Oct 17, 2006

  • I think that the fact that the trial is upon us has really gotten to him and they are -- they're kind of hunkering down now and just waiting for this trial to start.

    CNN Transcript Jul 11, 2006

  • JIM DWYER, NEW YORK TIMES REPORTER, WITH ARMY 3RD INFANTRY DIVISION, 101ST AIRBORNE: Well, right now, Aaron, we're kind of hunkering down for another sandstorm today.

    CNN Transcript Mar 24, 2003

  • This fall may be met to the extent of about two feet, by drawing up the legs -- that is, by 'hunkering' as the leap progresses, and alighting on his feet with the body to that extent lower than when the spring began.

    A Strange Discovery

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