Definition of hunker verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hunker

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈhʌŋkə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʌŋkər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hunker
BrE BrE//ˈhʌŋkə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʌŋkər//
 
he / she / it hunkers
BrE BrE//ˈhʌŋkəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʌŋkərz//
 
past simple hunkered
BrE BrE//ˈhʌŋkəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʌŋkərd//
 
past participle hunkered
BrE BrE//ˈhʌŋkəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʌŋkərd//
 
-ing form hunkering
BrE BrE//ˈhʌŋkərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʌŋkərɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin early 18th cent.: probably related to Dutch huiken and German hocken. Phrasal Verbshunker down
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hunker

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