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Definition of hunch verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hunch
    he / she / it hunches
    past simple hunched
    -ing form hunching
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  1. to bend the top part of your body forward and raise your shoulders and back (+ adv./prep.) She leaned forward, hunching over the desk. hunch something He hunched his shoulders and thrust his hands deep into his pockets.
    adjective a hunched figure He sat hunched over his breakfast.
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