hunker hunker  /ˈhəŋ kər/


  • (v) sit on one's heels


  1. That reduction in funding has set off a scramble to freeze hiring, cut hours and hunker down until the economy improves.
  2. Backed by deep pockets, Mickey D outlets have been able to spring for thousands of espresso machines, even as other chains hunker down with their old-fashioned coffeepots.
  3. Take that away and you're left with this slab of a boy who looks like he wants to climb back over that sofa and hunker down in his old, creative lair.


  1. This Is the End

    Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's comedy is a disaster pic and riff on similar comedies by Al Hoff Stars — they're just like us. So when the apocalypse hits Hollywood, they freak out, hunker down, ration food and drop the "I love you, man" veneer to tell each other what they really think.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Pittsburgh City Paper

  2. Poole: San Francisco Giants fans need not panic yet

    San Francisco Giants fans need not panic yet, but manager Bruce Bochy concedes that it's time for his team to "hunker down"
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Contra Costa Times

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