hunched hunched  /ˈhəntʃt/


  • (adj) having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect


  1. Situation maps were leaned against a white ceramic tile wall; the officers sat in campaign chairs, hunched in a tight semi-circle; bottles of cold water were passed around.
  2. It even begins in typical teen horror gross-out fashion, with the two protagonists in biology class, hunched over the slit belly of a supine frog.
  3. Perhaps because of his tiny, hunched frame, or the doelike downturn of his adolescent eyes, Williams commands a certain pity, even sympathy, despite his horrific act.


  1. Fried: Chow Bella Writers Tell Stories of Food and Heat

    DRIVE-THRU by Katie Johnson "Welcome to McDonald's. May I take your order?" I'm 7 years old and I'm kneeling behind a low wooden chest in my parent's cookie-cutter home in Ahwatukee. My stepfather, Jim, is on the floor with me. Hunched over in wilted work...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Phoenix New Times

  2. Larry Payne: A disciplined veteran jockey

    As the horses streak by you at Ruidoso Downs Race Track, periodically you will see a methodical, hunched-down, bearded jockey on a horse going full out toward the finish line.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Ruidoso News

  3. 2013 Sacred Arts Tour All day

    For anyone who has ever witnessed the creation of sand mandala, you know it’s a mesmerizing process: individuals hunched over a large circle on the floor for hours tapping colorful sand into an intricate pre-determined pattern from memory.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Daily Tar Heel


  1. "The best position for me is hunched over," Creamer said. "I'm not a big complainer, but one more day - that's what I keep telling myself."
    on Nov 22, 2008 By: Paula Creamer Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The one thing I remember the most was that grizzled fireman, coming out of the burning debris, hunched over, absolute determination," said Biden, of Delaware. "That one photograph lifted America off its knees. That one image was the most...
    on May 11, 2007 By: Joe Biden Source: FOXNews

  3. "I saw three different replays, and if you look at it, he looks over his left shoulder and just gives a nice little elbow right when I was just hunched over, not even doing anything," Wisniewski said. "So, I mean, if he says he didn't, I'm...
    on May 7, 2009 By: James Wisniewski Source: USA Today

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