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  • v  round one's back by bending forward and drawing the shoulders forward
  • s  having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect

  • All those construction workers with 10 minutes between shifts and those salarymen hunched over their desks at midnight needed something cheap, something filling and, most of all .
  • 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.
  • 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.
News & Articles

  • 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...
    June 12, 2013 - Phoenix New Times
  • 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.
    June 11, 2013 - Ruidoso News
  • 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.
    June 10, 2013 - The Daily Tar Heel

  • Paula Creamer in International Herald Tribune
    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."
  • Joe Biden in FOXNews
    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...
  • James Wisniewski in USA Today
    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...

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