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huhng ker

  • v  sit on one's heels
    The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm

  • To last year's campus craze for stuffing people into telephone booths, the University of Arkansas last week added a saner fad: "hunkerin.
  • That reduction in funding has set off a scramble to freeze hiring, cut hours and hunker down until the economy improves.
  • 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.
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  • 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 ]
    June 12, 2013 - Pittsburgh City Paper
  • 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"
    June 7, 2013 - Contra Costa Times

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