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

 

hunker down

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs
  1. 1(especially North American English) to sit on your heels with your knees bent up in front of you synonym squat He hunkered down beside her.
  2. 2to prepare yourself to stay somewhere, keep an opinion, etc. for a long time
  3. 3to refuse to change an opinion, way of behaving, etc.
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