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Definition of hunker down

hunker down

  • Hunker Down is when deer go crouch down and hold their position (hunting term)

    Last edited on Nov 17 2011. Submitted by Anonymous on Nov 17 2011.

verb

  • To dig in or crouch for the purpose of waiting out or avoiding an undesirable event or situation.
    Man, that tornado is coming right at us! Let's go hunker down in the broom closet!

    Last edited on Sep 02 2004. Submitted by Mary S. from Tampa, FL, USA on Sep 02 2004.

  • to prepare for a task or get to work on a task.
    You need to hunker down and finish your homework.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

    Citation from "Charged", Reaper (TV, 2007), Season 1 Episode 2 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Dec 03 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Dec 03 2010.

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