HyperDic: hunker_down

English > 3 senses of the expression hunker down:
VERBcontacthunker down, squat, crouch, scrunch, scrunch up, hunkersit on one's heels
perceptionhunker downtake shelter / shelter
communicationhunker downhold stubbornly to a position
English > hunker down: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningSit on one's heels.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymssquat, crouch, scrunch, scrunch up, hunker
Broadersit, sit downBe seated
Spanishacuclillarse, acurrucarse, agacharse, agachar, ponerse de cuclillas
Catalanaclofar-se, acotxar-se, ajupir-se, arraulir-se, arrupir-se, posar-se a la gatzoneta
English > hunker down: 3 senses > verb 2, perception
MeaningTake shelter / shelter.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Broaderhide, hide outBe or go into hiding
Spanishbuscar refugio, refugiarse
English > hunker down: 3 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaninghold stubbornly to a position.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broaderstand pat, stand firm, hold firm, stand fastrefuse / refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief

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