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hunker

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhunkerhun‧ker /ˈhʌŋkə $ -ər/ verb   hunker down→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
hunkerA third student has plopped his books by the door and is hunkering down against the wall.He liked to hunker down and talk.The 20-minute ride to the dinner table is chilly; you hunker down, gripping a thick blanket and your companion.People are hunkering down in camps.The view is worth every tortured moment of discomfort it takes to hunker down, scrunch up, and peer out.School had trained them to hunker down, to disengage.This year, Hollywood mostly prostrated itself, hunkering down until the wind from the right blows over.
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Verb table
hunker
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhunker
he, she, ithunkers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhunkered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave hunkered
he, she, ithas hunkered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad hunkered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill hunker
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have hunkered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam hunkering
he, she, itis hunkering
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you, we, theyare hunkering
Past
I, he, she, itwas hunkering
you, we, theywere hunkering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been hunkering
he, she, ithas been hunkering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been hunkering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be hunkering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been hunkering
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