hunker


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Synonyms for hunker

to stoop low with the limbs pulled in close to the body

to sit on one's heels

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Synonyms for hunker

sit on one's heels

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Hunker enjoyed signing copies of the book for customers.
MENTION "COMPLIANCE" TO A HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR AND you'd better hunker down for an involved discussion of billing, liability, and related issues.
Moat Builders - These board members and managers believe the best strategy is a defensive one: hunker down and wait for the crisis to pass.
We can help alleviate the worst effects of global poverty, or we can hunker down in fortress America.
In these prickly political times, it's hard to escape the compulsion to hunker down and seek refuge in the familiar.
Hunker found Columbus likeable enough to spend the following fifty years of his life there; he is currently a professor emeritus at OSU, and has raised four sons in the city.
To miss the mosquitoes, hunker down in the early evening.
With Bruce Vladek in charge, should nursing home managers hunker down and (as usual) expect the worst?
It is not necessarily a book to hunker down with and read for pleasure, though.
The modest dimensions let Pittman hunker down and almost suggested a sense of pictorial humility; such little pictures made one attentive, sensitizing and slowing one's response to the things that happen in them.
You can either watch each presentation unfold at random on large screens at the end of the gallery, or hunker down cross-legged and shoeless on tatami mats in front of a line of televisions.
The 21st century requires more of the last superpower than to hunker down in fortress America behind walls of suspicion and technology while a world of need struggles to talk to somebody inside.